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Turkey, Iran, Israel out at Sharm Conference; Qatar in

Ahram Online , Friday 13 Mar 2015
Emir of Qatar Sheik Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
Emir of Qatar Sheik Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (Photo: AP)
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Turkey, Iran and Israel have not been invited to the Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC), as the “criteria [of participation in the EEDC] do not apply to them in terms of the value of their investments in Egypt,” the foreign ministry said in a statement on Friday.

Qatari representatives were invited and are attending, despite a chill in relations between Doha and Cairo since the 2013 ouster of Mohamed Morsi.

Delegations from around 100 countries and 25 regional and international institutions are participating at the economic conference, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

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