Cairo denies WaPo “Disinvitation”
A statement by the Egyptian ministry for Trade and Industry denied the Washington Post’s story that an Egyptian trade delegation was “disinvited” for US concerns over Egypt’s democracy process seriousness. The delegation was supposed to sign the free trade agreement with the US.
Aljazeera site said the statement came as reply to the Washington Post story. The statement said there was no delegation named by itself for the trip. The Qatari site says that Egyptian analysts are suggesting conflicts between Egypt and US over Syria, Iraq and Iran’s nuclear weapons.
Bahrain, Jordan, Morocco and Oman signed the agreement with the US and they are not the second recepient of US aid in the Middle East.