Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry will meet with his Jordanian and Iraqi counterparts in Baghdad on Sunday. The three officials will discuss fostering tripartite ties.
“Iraqi foreign policies seek consolidation of relationships with Arab countries for more stability. Baghdad is looking forward to more development and cooperation,” said Iraqi Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Ahmed El Sahhaf.
Also, Sahhaf affirmed that the meeting’s participants are expected to tackle various issues, most importantly counter-terrorism, economic coordination and investments.
“Supporting Iraq to witness reconstruction and developing territories freed from terrorist organization of ISIS are priority to Cairo, Amman and Baghdad,” the Iraqi diplomat added.
In March, a trilateral summit led by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, Jordanian King Abdullah II and Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdel Mahdi was held at the Ettihadiya Palace in Cairo. The three leaders discussed means of boosting cooperation among their countries in the different fields.
They also discussed joint Arab action, counter-terrorism efforts, regional and international issues of common interest. The summit aimed to promote economic, trade and investment cooperation between Egypt, Jordan and Iraq.
Moreover, the leaders agreed on the importance of meeting periodically to coordinate positions. Thus, they can underline policies necessary to realize the interests of their peoples in stability and economic boom.
Abdel Aal Invited to Visit Baghdad
Last month, Egyptian Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal stressed in a meeting with Ambassador to Egypt Ahmed Naief Al- Delmy that Egypt is always supportive of Iraq’s efforts to regain its role at the Arab and international levels.
Abdel Aal underlined Egypt’s decisive stance that backs the unity, sovereignty, and stability of Iraq after the expulsion of ISIS.
On his part, the ambassador pointed out the good relations between Cairo and Baghdad. He also stressed Egypt’s historical role in the Arab region, calling for benefiting from the Egyptian experience in the reconstruction projects in Iraq.
The Iraqi ambassador handed over a massage to Abdel Aal from the Iraqi parliament speaker, inviting him to visit Baghdad to discuss issues of common concern.