Egypt PM in Mauritania for Arab Summit

Cairo—Egypt’s Prime Minister Sherif Ismail arrived in Mauritania to participate in the Arab League Summit that will be held for the first time in the country’s capital of Nouakchott, state owned MENA agency reported.
Ismail is heading Egypt’s delegation in the summit that will be held between 26 and 27 July following a mandate from Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, according to Al-Ahram Arabic news website.
The reason for the Egyptian president’s absence from the summit remains unknown. Ismail is expected to deliver El-Sisi’s speech in front of the 27th summit, which will host only a limited number of Arab leaders. Ahead of his arrival in Mauritania, Ismail landed in Algeria where he met the country’s Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal and several Algerian officials, according to an official statement.—Agencies

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