Egypt’s leader raises minimum wage by 67 percent

  • In this April 3, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump will meet with El-Sissi next month at the White House. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

CAIRO — Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi on Saturday announced that he has raised the minimum wage to 2,000 Egyptian pounds ($115.74) per month from 1,200 ($69.27), a 67 percent increase.

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