Egypt Excluded From American-African Summit

Currently suspended from the African Union


Egypt's foreign ministry criticised a decision by the US administration to exclude Egypt from attending the African-American summit on trade ties with the US, as well as development and security in Africa.

"This decision is wrong and short-sighted," said Badr Abdel-Ati, a ministerial spokesman, in a statement on Wednesday.

According to AFP, US President Barack Obama will send invitations to all African nations that are currently in good standing with the United States and are not suspended from the African Union (AU).