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Sunday, 30 October 2016

Secretary General of OIC pokes fun at President El Sisi

A joke by the Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Iyad bin Amin Madani at President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s expense has once again fueled speculation regarding the Saudi-Egyptian rift. Speaking at the first ISESCO Conference of Education Ministers in Tunisia, the former Saudi cabinet minister poked fun (runtime: 0:32) at President El Sisi’s statement at the multi-party youth conference in Sharm El Sheikh last week in which he said that his fridge held nothing but water for ten years. Madani’s statement was condemned by Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry. Diplomatic sources tell Youm7 that a number of Arab countries have called for his removal as a result. Egyptian MPs have also voiced harsh condemnations of Madani, who has since apologized for the joke and expressed his utmost respect for the president.

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