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PublishDate: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 12:28

Conflicting reports on postponed Mursi visit to White House

In September, Ali said Mursi received an official invitation from the United States to visit Washington in December.

Conflicting reports surrounding whether or not Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi’s visit to the U.S. this month will go ahead as planned have arisen Wednesday morning.

News on microblogging site Twitter circulated that Mursi’s visit was postponed until early next year, sparking speculation that the reported decision may be tied to recent anti-government unrest in Egypt. 

If the trip goes ahead as planned, Mursi is going to Washington just two days after the referendum on the new constitution on Dec. 15, which opposition political forces reject.

This however conflicted with what presidential spokesperson Yasser Ali said on Tuesday, denying reports that Mursi’s visits abroad were changed because the countries he is visiting object to the constitutional declaration.
(AFP)

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