Arab Summit postponed over Egyptian elections

Saudi authorities have requested the postponement of the annual Arab summit to next April as the initial date, March 23, coincides with the presidential elections in Egypt.

The announcement was made by the Arab League Chief Ahmed Aboul Gheit and Saudi Minister of State for African Affairs who was chairing in Cairo a meeting of the Arab League.

Egypt’s presidential polls are scheduled for March 26-28, few days after the initial date of the Arab Summit.

The decision to postpone the summit came few days after Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman visited Cairo earlier this week.

Al-Sisi is forecast to win a second term in office. He had won the 2014 elections following a military coup in 2013 against first democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi.

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