Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with his Jordanian and Iraqi counterparts, Ayman Safadi and Fuad Hussein, in New York on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA).
During the meeting, they discussed building on the progress made within the framework of the trilateral cooperation mechanism in a way that enhances joint Arab work and achieves the aspirations of peoples toward further development and prosperity.
The latest summit was held in Iraq last June with the presence of Iraqi President Barham Saleh, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, and Jordanian King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein.
Three summits were held prior in Egypt and Jordan; the first of the series of summits was launched in Cairo in March 2019.
The June summit in Baghdad built on them to assess joint projects and discuss means to enhance cooperation in all fields, as well as consolidate consultations on challenges facing the Middle East.
The strategic partnership between the three Arab states involves huge Egyptian projects in Iraq as part of the reconstruction, which entails large numbers of Egyptian workers traveling to Iraq, as Egypt is becoming increasingly a trademark for construction and urban planning with many new communities having been built in the country in the past few years.
The partnership also includes importing oil from Iraq and exporting electricity to Iraq at a reduced price.