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  • Thursday ,23 January 2014
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Egypt says not invited to US Africa summit, calls decision 'wrong'

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Thursday ,23 January 2014

Egypt says not invited to US Africa summit, calls decision 'wrong'

CAIRO - Egypt's Foreign Ministry spokesman says that Cairo was not invited to a summit of African leaders to be held in Washington this summer, a decision it describes as "wrong and short-sighted."

Relations between the United States and Egypt have soured lately. The United States announced in October it was cutting hundreds of millions of dollars in response to the military's ouster last summer of the nation's first freely elected president, which followed millions-strong demonstrations calling for his removal, and a subsequent crackdown on protesters.
 
Spokesman Badr Abdelatty made his remarks Wednesday.
 
The White House announced the Aug. 5-6 summit on Tuesday. The White House did not say which African leaders planned to attend. The U.S. Embassy in Cairo could not be reached for comment.