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Officials: Salam Not Visiting Egypt Anytime Soon

A trip to Egypt is currently not on the agenda of Prime Minister Tammam Salam, officials said in remarks published on Wednesday.

The officials, who are close to Salam, told al-Liwaa newspaper that Salam is not planning to visit Cairo anytime soon although he is ready to accept official invitations that he receives from Arab and friendly countries.

They also did not reveal if the prime minister would travel to any other Arab country.

The remarks of the officials came after al-Joumhouria daily reported on Friday that Salam is scheduled to travel to Egypt soon to discuss the latest local and regional developments with top officials.

It said that the premier is set to meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, his counterpart Ibrahim Mahlab and Arab league chief Nabil al-Arabi.

Salam made a one-day official trip to Kuwait on Sunday.

His first official visit since he took office on Feb. 15 was to Riyadh in May.

G.K.

H.K.


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