Egypt guest of honor at G-20 summit 2016
President Abdel Fatah al Sisi with Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visit to Egypt last week - YOUM7

CAIRO: An Egyptian delegation will attend the 11th G-20 conference hosted by China in September, as one of two state guests of honor, spokesperson for the Egyptian Foreign Ministry Ahmed Abu Zeid was quoted by Youm7 Sunday.

The decision comes according to directives of President Abdel Fatah al Sisi who received an official invitation to attend the summit from Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visit to Egypt last week, according to Abu Zeid.

“Ambassador Magdy Rady, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for International Economic Relations and International Cooperation and Minister Plenipotentiary Rajy al Etreby will represent the Egyptian presidency during the summit,” said Abu Zeid.

The summit is scheduled to be held in the Chinese city of Hangzhou Sep. 4-5 with a theme on “Towards an Innovative, Invigorated, Interconnected and Inclusive World Economy.” According to the G-20 bylaw, the host state is allowed to invite two guests of honor.

Etreby has already participated in the first G20 Sherpa (personal representative of a head of state or government) meeting that was held in Beijing on Jan. 14, said Abu Zeid.

The G-20 is an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from 20 major economies. The members include 19 individual countries along with the European Union.

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