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The move comes as Saudi support wanes and severe potential unrest threatens inflows.
29.11.16 | Interesting article at IHS Jane's

As relations with Saudi Arabia falter, transparent dispute resolution mechanisms are essential as Egypt seeks new sources of foreign currency, investment, and energy security. Success depends on Egyptian willingness to privatise and open new opportunities to private sector investors without military interference.
Substituting the United Arab Emirates for Saudi Arabia as Egypt's main economic supporter will bring conditions and costs that could trigger the replacement of President Abdul Fattah el-Sisi in the 2018 elections if economic reform is mismanaged and commodity prices continue to rise.
Conciliatory measures with the Muslim Brotherhood appear designed to reduce violence, rather than part of a programme to reduce overall political repression; protests and demonstrations are likely to remain a continuing problem as security abuses and commodity shortages continue.