Egypt receives Obama’s African summit invitation

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United States United president Barack Obama has reversed an earlier decision to block Egypt from participating in African Summit conference to be held next month in Washington, USA.

The USA government, through White House spokesman Josh Earnest has announced that it has now invited Egypt to attend next month’s African leader’s summit in Washington, reversing an earlier decision that had isolated Egypt participation.

This decision was reached after Egypt and Guinea Bissau were allowed back into the African Union after suspension by Union. Egypt was suspended from the African Union after last 2011 militant overthrow of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood-led government.

While making the clarification, the White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the summit will focus on expanding trade and economic ties between the United States and African nations.

Egypt’s government is said to be preparing to send, according to sources, a high-level delegation of the Egyptians to the summit. President Barack Obama will host the U.S. summit on Aug. 4-6.