CAIRO: Egypt’s presidency office did not invite Qatar, Turkey, or Israel to attend the inauguration ceremony of the newly elected president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi on Sunday, Sky News Arabia reported Wednesday.
The countries were not invited due to their “hostile stances” to Egypt and to the will of the Egyptian people during the June 30 demonstrations, a source inside the presidency office clarified to Sky News.
While the reason for excluding Israel is due to the people’s reservation, despite the presence of the Camp David peace treaty.
The Egyptian presidency office invited 22 countries to attend the ceremony, which will be held in Kobry El-Koba Presidential Palace.
Amongst the countries whose leaders were invited are Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Russia, America, Ethiopia, Iran, and North and South Sudan, Sky News reported.
The High Presidential Elections Commission (HPEC) announced Tuesday that Sisi won 96.91 percent of valid votes over his rival leftist candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi who obtained 3.09 percent.