France Tel, Orascom to make joint announcement-Egypt

CAIRO, April 14 Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:21pm BST

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CAIRO, April 14 (Reuters) - Egypt's communications ministry said it will host a news conference later on Wednesday with Orascom Telecom ORTE.CA and France Telecom FTE.PA, who have been in dispute over their ownership of Mobinil (EMOB.CA).

The news conference is expected to start at 8:30 p.m. (1830 GMT). The statement from the ministry did not give further details. Mobinil's chairman told Reuters on Tuesday that he expected a resolution to the dispute within weeks. [ID:nLDE63C22W]

For a factbox on the dispute, click here [ID:nLDE63906K] (Writing by Alastair Sharp; Editing by Greg Mahlich)

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