Egyptian Media Says Sisi’s Absence at Arab Summit Due to Assassination Plot, Presidency Denies

Egyptian Media Says Sisi’s Absence at Arab Summit Due to Assassination Plot, Presidency Denies


Reports published in privately-owned Al-Masry Al-Youm and Youm7 alleging that Egyptian president Abdelfattah Al-Sisi’s absence at the Arab Summit today due to a suspected assassination plot are false, the presidential spokesman told Daily News Egypt.

According to Ambassador Alaa Youssef, the reports published today quoting “senior officials” in the presidency as saying the presidency learned of the plot, leading¬†to Al-Sisi sending Prime Minister Sherif Ismail in his stead, are “not true.”

The 27th Arab League Summit is set to commence today in the Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott.

The heads of state and top officials attending the summit are expected to discuss measures to combat terrorism in the region, in addition to exploring potential solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Speaking at an Arab ministerial meeting on Saturday, Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shoukry said that Egypt has been working to deter “foreign plots” against the country and the Arab world as a whole.

The foreign minister called for increased Arab cooperation to prevent the turmoil currently pervading several countries in the region from reaching other countries enjoying stability.

Egypt's Prime Minister Calls for Arab Unity to Face Region's Crises
18 Detained for Involvement in Sectarian Violence in Egypt's Beni Suef

Subscribe to our newsletter


More in News


Egypt Court Releases Mother of Suez FGM Victim, Postpones Trial to November

Egyptian StreetsOctober 20, 2016
John Kerry

US Shifts Over $100 Million of Aid Away From Egypt

Egyptian StreetsOctober 20, 2016

Egypt’s Mediation Efforts Secure Evacuations, Delivery of Humanitarian Aid, Says Foreign Ministry

Egyptian StreetsOctober 20, 2016
A worker sells subsidized food commodities at a government-run supermarket in Cairo, Egypt, Feb.14, 2016 (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt to Consider Boosting Subsidies to Shield Low-Income Citizens from Hardships of Economic Reform

Egyptian StreetsOctober 19, 2016
An Egyptian supporter waves a national flag during the World Cup qualifying playoff second leg soccer match, at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 (Photo: AP)

Egypt to Reopen Stadiums to Soccer Fans for World Cup Qualifier

Egyptian StreetsOctober 19, 2016
Egypt's military prepares ahead of new operations against militants in Sinai

43 Terrorists Killed in Egypt Military Operations

Egyptian StreetsOctober 19, 2016
Archive photo

Police Conscript Shoots Dead Police Officer in Egypt Following Quarrel

Egyptian StreetsOctober 18, 2016
The Great Pyramid of Giza (Pyramid of Khufu)

Scans Uncover ‘Cavities’ in Egypt’s Great Pyramid

Egyptian StreetsOctober 18, 2016
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2016 ES Media UG. All Rights Reserved.