Obama’s secret itinerary being speculated in CairoMay 31st, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, May 31(ANI): Speculations are on the ripe in Cairo to figure out what the US President Barack Obama’s itinerary would be during his visit to the capital city of Egypt on Thursday.
Apparently, the presidential visit is to address the Muslim world. But nothing has been officially announced of yet, which is leading to all the speculations.
“The White House did not put out a schedule yet. It is not finalised, and we are still working on it. As far as the White House is concerned, there is no schedule yet,” said a spokeswoman from the US embassy in Cairo.
However, Al Masry Al Youm, a local newspaper, had the presidential itinerary on its front page, which said that the speech would be given at Cairo University.
“He is speaking in Cairo University, I read it in the paper ” said Ramadan Abdel Al, a local resident.
The newspaper has reported that the university that has about 200,000 students will be closed when the president is in town and the faculty will be given the day off. Only 15 students from each of 18 colleges will be invited to attend.
According to news.scotsman.com, Obama’sitinerary is being kept under wraps for the reason that, security is a big concern when it comes to US president’s visit to such crowded and chaotic city, where only a few people hold a good deal of animosity for the US. (ANI)
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