Egyptian FM warns Muslim bloc after its mocking of Sisi

2016-10-30 09:00
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (File: AFP)

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (File: AFP)

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Cairo - Egypt's foreign minister has protested remarks by the chief of the world's largest bloc of Muslim countries, for mocking Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi.

Sameh Shukry warned Iyad Madani, the head of the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation, on Saturday that Egypt will be "reviewing its position toward the secretariat of the organisation".

This week, Madani mistakenly confused the Tunisian president's name with that of Egypt's Sisi, then told Essebsi, "I am sure your fridge has more than water."

He was mocking Sisi who claimed in a conference this week that for a decade his fridge had nothing but water, in a message to Egyptians to bear harsh economic conditions.

An ex-Saudi minister, Madani's comments underscored months-long tension between Egypt and Saudi Arabia over differences in issues including Yemen and Syria.

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