The Administrative Court nullified on Tuesday the Court of Urgent Matters’ decision to annul the former’s annulment of the Egyptian-Saudi maritime demarcation agreement, reported local media.
In April, the Cairo Court for Urgent Matters nullified a previous court ruling by the Administrative Court annulling the Egyptian-Saudi maritime demarcation agreement that aims to transfer sovereignty of the Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia.
Article 190 stipulates that “the State Council is an autonomous judicial body, and it shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to settle administrative disputes and disputes relevant to the execution of all its rulings.” This implies that the State Council’s court is considered the highest judicial entity in the country.
On the other hand, the parliament approved the agreement on June 14.
Speaker of the parliament Ali Abdul Aal said that the Parliament would not consider any judicial verdicts regarding the Red Sea islands agreement during the discussions about the agreement, adding that “for the thousandth time, the verdict and nothingness are alike, and we will not allow any authority to assault the parliament”.
The Supreme Constitutional Court is scheduled to review the conflict towards the agreement on July 30.
The maritime demarcation agreement was signed between Egypt and Saudi Arabia during King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud’s visit to Egypt last April.