Saturday, May 23, 2009

7 arrested in connection to Cairo blast

CAIRO (AP)23/05/2009

Egypt's state news agency says that the country's foreign minister and intelligence chief will travel to the United States to meet with President Barack Obama in the Egyptian leader's stead.

Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit and intelligence head Omar Suleiman are set to meet with President Hosni Mubarak Sunday to receive instructions for their upcoming visit, said Saturday's report.

The meeting with Obama is expected to focus on Egypt's role in the Middle East peace process.

Mubarak canceled his May 26 visit to the United States after his 12-year-old grandson died on Monday after what the presidency called a «health crisis lasting two days.

The White House spokesman said Obama and Mubarak will instead meet next month when the U.S. president visits Egypt.