CAIRO: Qatar is included among the Arab nations participating in the Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) in Sharm el-Sheikh, announced the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Friday.
Qatar’s participation in the EEDC is represented in the attendance of its Assistant Minister of Trade and Industry.
Kicking off on Friday in Sharm el-Sheikh, the EEDC is hosting delegations from approximately 100 countries and 25 international and regional organizations.
Turkey, Iran and Israel were not invited to the conference since they did not meet “agreed criteria,” which includes the size of investment in Egypt and the membership of the participants in international economic organizations including the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD,) the ministry stated.
Before Qatar’s representation in the economic conference was confirmed, the Egyptian Centre for Public Opinion Research (Baseera) conducted a survey with more than 1505 Egyptian citizens, 50 percent of whom rejected any possible Qatari participation in the summit.