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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has decided to increase the minimum wage for government employees, according to Egyptian President Bassam Rady spokesman.

Rady said in a statement that Sisi gave the directive on the salary increase during a meeting with the prime minister and finance minister on Monday evening.

The Egyptian president ordered the cabinet to increase the monthly minimum wage for civil servants to 2,400 Egyptian pounds (153 US dollars) from 2,000 Egyptian pounds, Rady added.

Sissi also decided to increase pensions by 13 percent, the spokesperson quoted by the president said.

During the meeting, Sisi was also briefed on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2021-2022, Rady said.

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