Egypt says assets backing sovereign Sukuk not to be sold or mortgaged




The Egyptian Ministry of Finance affirmed that the country’s assets backing its planned sovereign Sukuk will neither be mortgaged nor sold.

The sovereign Sukuk will be used as a new financial instrument for diversifying the investor base, achieving the financial, economic, and developmental objectives, and providing the required funds for financing the country’s investment projects in compliance with the principles of Islamic Shariah, according to a statement by the Cabinet’s media centre on Tuesday.

The issuance of sovereign Sukuk will be based on the usufruct of the assets owned by the state.

Egypt will establish a state-run company to manage the issuance of sovereign Sukuk, following the approval of the law by the Parliament.—Zawya News


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