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Egypt, Jordan FMs Arrive in Baghdad for Officials Talks

Mon 06 Jun 2022 | 12:21 PM

On Monday, the Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry and his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi arrived in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad on an official visit.

The two top diplomats were received by Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein at Baghdad International Airport.

The three foreign ministers are set to hold official talks to discuss a number of issues of common interest.

Shoukry will also hold a series of meetings with senior Iraqi officials to discuss ways of enhancing bilateral cooperation.

The Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Ahmed Hafez, stressed the importance of periodically coordinating and consulting between Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq regarding the latest regional developments, as well as discussing ways of strengthening the tripartite cooperation mechanism.

Egypt will host COP27 in the Red Sea city of Sharm El-Sheikh on 7-18 November.

Egypt seeks through its presidency of COP27 to build on the outcomes of COP26 held in Glasgow last year with the aim of achieving more progress in all the aspects of climate work, Shoukry pointed out.

Egypt is keen to communicate effectively with all parties concerned with climate action, including governments, the private sector, financial institutions, civil society, and scientific and academic circles, he added.

Also on Tuesday, Shoukry held talks with Vice-President of the European Commission (EC) Frans Timmermans on the sidelines of the meeting.

Earlier in the day, Shoukry also met with Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault, and his Swedish counterpart Ann Linde where they discussed boosting bilateral relations between Egypt and Sweden, especially economic relations.