Egyptian President not to Attend OIC Summit
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will not attend the upcoming Islamic summit in Qatar, an official from the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) told AFP.
The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Egypt would be represented at the summit by Prime Minister Atef Ebeid.
The official did not explain why Mubarak would not attend the summit, which will run from Sunday to Tuesday in the Qatari capital Doha.
Meanwhile, foreign ministers meeting in advance of an Islamic summit proposed Friday to call on all Muslim countries to break off relations with Israel, according to a document seen by AFP.
The proposal, which will be brought before the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) summit on Sunday, "invites member states that have relations with Israel or who have taken measures toward the establishment of such relations as part of the peace process to break them."
OIC foreign ministers on Friday night concluded two days of discussions that focused on the six weeks of violence in the Palestinian territories.
The OIC's 56 members will gather in the Qatari capital through Tuesday for their ninth summit, called "the summit of the Al-Aqsa Intifada" in reference to the landmark mosque in Israeli-held east Jerusalem - DOHA (AFP)
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