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World Economic Forum 2008 - Leaders from more than 55 countries Expected in Sharm El Sheikh

Cairo, Egypt, 5 May 2008 – President George W. Bush will be among 12 heads of state and government welcomed by President Mubarak at the opening session of the World Economic Forum in Sharm El Sheikh on 18 May. More than 1,500 participants, including key heads of state and government, ministers, leading business figures and leaders from civil society and the media will take part in the meeting, it was announced today. At a joint press conference of the World Economic Forum and the Ministry of Trade and Industry of Egypt in Cairo, details of the meeting were released. The meeting in Sharm El Sheikh, from 18 to 20 May, will welcome leaders from more than 55 countries taking part. As well as holding talks with President Mubarak, President Bush will also have meetings with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and H.M. King Abdullah Ibn Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. President Bush will fly to Egypt after visits to Saudi Arabia and to Israel.

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* Egypt's President Mubarak at the 2006 World Economic Forum on the Middle East in Sharm El Sheikh. Image :

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