Egypt Shocked Over Exclusion From US-Africa Summit

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US-Africa-SummitCAIRO, Jan 23 – Egypt slammed Wednesday a US decision to exclude it from a summit for African leaders to be held in Washington in August.

“This decision is wrong and short-sighted,” Xinhua reported citing Egyptian foreign ministry spokesperson Badr Abdel Aatty in a statement.

Egypt is surprised by the US move especially as the summit is not taking place within the framework of the African Union (AU), he added.

The AU is currently suspending Egypt’s membership.

On Tuesday, a statement from the White House said that US will host the first US-African Leaders Summit in Washington in August.

US President Barack Obama will send invitations to 47 African nations that are currently in good standing with the US and are not suspended from the AU – therefore, there will be no place for states like Egypt, Zimbabwe and Sudan, the statement added.

The US-Egyptian relations have been tense since the ouster of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi in July, 2013, after nationwide protests calling for his removal.

Egypt’s membership in the African Union was suspended following Morsi’s removal. —IANS

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