Parliament of Egypt on Wednesday, 14 June, approved the transfer of the two disputed Islands of Saudi Arabia, reports ABC News. We are talking about the Islands of Tiran and Sanafir located in the Red sea.
Thus parliamentarians approved the ratification of the agreement with Riyadh on the demarcation of the Maritime boundary between the two States, said TASS. The next step should be the signing of the agreement, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, after which the document will come into effect.
In April of last year, Cairo and Riyadh signed an agreement on Maritime demarcation. The condition of the Saudis was a mandatory transfer of two Islands in the Red sea. However, the agreement has caused outrage among the Egyptians, as this could harm the tourism industry, because the Islands are located in the territory of the national Park of RAS Mohammed near Sharm El-Sheikh is popular with divers. The scandal was followed by a series of numerous lawsuits.
Saudi authorities said in response that the Islands belong to the Kingdom, and under the control of Egypt, they found themselves on the request of Riyadh in 1950.
The island of Tiran and Sanafir located at the entrance to the Gulf of Aqaba.