New leaked emails from Emirati Ambassador to Washington, Yousef Al-Otaiba, show that the UAE spent $2.7 million to whitewash the image of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and his government in the US. According to the leaked emails, published by the Intercept today, the UAE decided to mainly fund lobbying groups in Washington to promote Al-Sisi’s government. In 2013, Egypt recruited the Glover Park Group, a top public relations and lobbying firm founded by former White House and Democratic officials, to act as a public face for the Egyptian government in the American capital. In a memo emailed to Al-Otaiba in September 2015, Glover Park Group described its work for Egypt as aiming to influence the American government and the […]
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