Egypt denies report that assassination plot kept Sisi away from Arab League summit

At least seven Arab leaders are planning on attending the 27th Arab League summit this week in Nouakchott, Al-Arabiya reported.

July 25, 2016 19:33
Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, in a May 17 speech, said new opportunities now exist to promote peace between Israel and the Palestinians, and warmer relations with Arab states. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Egypt’s presidential spokesperson denied that an assassination plot against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi kept him away from the Arab League summit in Mauritania, an Egyptian new website reported on Monday.

Presidential spokesperson Alaa Youssef told Daily News Egypt that the report published in the daily Al-Masry Al-Youm quoting unnamed sources that there was an assassination plot planned at the summit, was “not true.”

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Sources in the presidency told the website that Sisi’s next scheduled trip is to the G20 summit in China in September.

At least seven Arab leaders are planning on attending the 27th Arab League summit this week in Nouakchott, Al-Arabiya reported.

Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail Spoke on behalf of Sisi at the summit on Monday stating, “The current circumstances require unity between Arab countries in order to maintain the coherence of our societies,” the Aswat Masriya website reported.

He also said that foreign intervention in Arab affairs has negative consequences.

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