Egyptian ex-PM Shafik arrives in Cairo, say airport sources

Reuters News
Posted: Dec 02, 2017 1:02 PM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Former Egyptian prime minister Ahmed Shafik, whose family say was deported from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), arrived in Cairo on Saturday, airport sources said.

In a surprise announcement from the UAE where he has been based, Shafik, a former air force commander, said on Wednesday he would run for president in an election set for around April 2018.

(Reporting by Abdel Nasser Aboul Fadl; Writing by Amina Ismail; Editing by Richard Balmforth)