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Egypt parts ways with top lobbyist days after '60 Minutes' debacle

Cairo and the Glover Park Group have ended a relationship that began after the 2013 coup.

Egypt cut ties with its top US lobbying firm just days after CBS broadcast a controversial interview with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi that Cairo tried to stop from airing.

The Glover Park Group’s $2 million-per-year contract with the Egyptian Embassy in Washington was terminated Jan. 15, according to lobbying filings reviewed by Al-Monitor. The firm first started working for Cairo in 2013 when Egypt’s long-time lobbyists dropped their contracts following the military coup against sitting President Mohammed Morsi.

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