Equatorial Guinea will invite Egypt's next president to AU summit

MENA, Friday 9 May 2014

President Teodoro Obiang Nguema said he will invite Egypt to the June summit, which will take place in Equatorial Guinea

Mahlab with Guinea President
Interim Prime Minister, Ibrahim Mahlab, along with Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nabil Fahmy, and an Egyptian delegation with the President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema (Photo: Courtesy of the official Facebook page of the Prime Minister)

The president of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, announced on Friday that he will be inviting the newly elected president of Egypt to attend the African Union summit in the central African country in June, MENA reported. 

Nguema made his statements to Egyptian media representatives who travelled with interim Egyptian prime minister, Ibrahim Mahlab, to Equatorial Guinea this week.

Presidential elections are scheduled to take place in Egypt on May 26 and 27.

Egypt was suspended from the African Union after last sumer’s ouster of Mohamed Morsi, the first democratically elected president of the country.

According to the AU's policy, member states must be suspended if they undergo an “unconstitutional” change of government.

Egypt has since mounted a diplomatic offensive against the decision of the bloc. An AU delegation, headed by former Malian president Alpha Omar Konare, met interim Egyptian president Adly Mansour and presidential candidate Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in April.

During the meeting with El-Sisi, the delegation expressed its support for Egypt's transitional roadmap, which was announced last July following Morsi's ouster.

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