Egypt's Sisi to host five-state Arab summit

Egypt's Sisi to host five-state Arab summit
The food and fuel crises stemming from the Ukraine war, Egypt's dispute with Ethiopia over the Renaissance Dam and the conflicts in Yemen, Syria, Libya, and Gaza will be discussed at the summit.
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Egyptian President President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will host several leaders in Egypt on Monday [Getty]

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is to host a five-nation Arab summit on Monday with the Ukraine war-related energy and food crisis on the agenda, a government newspaper said.

Sisi, Emirati President Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi and the kings of Jordan and Bahrain, Abdullah II and Hamad, respectively, are to meet in El-Alamein, northwest of Cairo on the Mediterranean coast, Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram said.

Al-Ahram, which cited a diplomatic source, said the dispute pitting Egypt and Sudan against Ethiopia over its Renaissance Dam on the Nile would also be up for discussion, as well as the conflicts in Yemen, Syria and Libya, and the latest Israel-Gaza round of fighting earlier this month.

Iraq is the only country not to recognise Israel among the participants of this summit.