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Egypt, Iraq FMs Discuss Security Challenges, Foreign Interventions


Mon 12 Oct 2020 | 03:16 PM
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Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein, said during a joint press conference in Cairo, on Monday with his Egyptian Counterpart Sameh Shoukry, that there is an understanding between Baghdad and Cairo about facing security challenges and external interference.

Hussein added that many areas of cooperation between the two countries, especially in the fields of energy, gas, electricity, and electrical connectivity, were discussed this morning with the Egyptian side.Egypt, Iraq FMs Discuss Security Challenges, Foreign Interventions

“The talks will be crowned with meetings with the Egyptian officials entrusted with signing the memoranda of understanding,” he added.Egypt, Iraq FMs Discuss Security Challenges, Foreign Interventions

The Iraqi minister stressed the importance of the periodicity of holding tripartite summits between the leaders of the three countries- Cairo, Baghdad, and Amman- with the aim of drawing cooperation policies between the three countries and making use of the historical fraternal relations and available economic opportunities.

This morning, the official session of talks between the foreign ministers of Egypt and Iraq began at Tahrir Palace in Cairo, was kicked off. 

Egypt, Iraq FMs Discuss Security Challenges, Foreign InterventionsThey discussed ways to strengthen brotherly relations in various fields in the interest of the two brotherly countries and peoples.

On his part, Ambassador Ahmed Hafez, spokesman for the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, tweeted that “Cairo and Baghdad have historical relations and common cooperation.”Egypt, Iraq FMs Discuss Security Challenges, Foreign Interventions

“Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Iraqi counterpart Fouad Hussein are now holding an official session of talks, to confirm the depth of brotherly relations between the two countries,” Hefez added.

The Iraqi foreign minister also met with the Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit and discussed with him common Arab challenges and the most important issues and positions. 

It's noteworthy that Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly plans to visit Baghdad at the end of this month.