Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Egyptian President to visit SA

By Mikhaila Crowie
28 July 2008

President Thabo Mbeki will host Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Tuesday, where there will be major discussions on political issues and the economy.

Mabarak will be accompanied by seven ministers. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Aziz Pahad said that this is a historic state visit.

“We believe its very important given the fact that Egypt plays a major role, not only on the African continent but as you are aware in the Middle East and indeed in the Gulf area.”

Pahad also told the media that not only is Egypt a key member of the African Union and the United Nations but also the Arab League and the OIC and will host a Non Aligned Movement Summit next year

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