President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received Wednesday Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Mohamed Al-Halboosi, stressing Egypt’s full readiness to support Baghdad in all fields so that Iraq can restore its historical position and its Arab and regional role.
High-profile officials from both countries attended the meeting in Cairo including Egypt’s Speaker Hanafi Gebaly and Ahmed Al-Dulaimi, Ambassador of Iraq in Cairo.
Sisi welcomed the Iraqi Speaker, asking to convey his greetings to his two brothers, President Barham Salih and Prime Minister Mostafa Al-Kahdimi, according to Presidency Spokesperson Bassam Rady.
“The President stressed Egypt’s keenness to continue developing cooperation with Iraq in all fields and at various official levels, as an investment in the strength of the current push witnessed by the joint relations and the exchange of visits of senior officials in the two countries, whether at the bilateral level or through the tripartite cooperation mechanism with the Kingdom of Jordan.
Sisi also affirmed Cairo’s full readiness to transfer the experience of its development experience to Baghdad to support the Iraqi government in all its efforts, in order to achieve the strategic goal of stabilizing Iraq, restoring its historical position, its active Arab and regional role, and consolidating its position in the Arab world.
“The President stressed the critical importance of the upcoming parliamentary elections in shaping the features of the future period in Iraq and strengthening its national institutions, as well as Egypt’s rejection of all foreign interference in Iraq’s affairs,” added Rady.
On his side, Halboosi conveyed to Sisi the greetings of his two brothers, Salih and Kadhimi, stressing his country’s pride in the successive visits of the Egyptian President to Iraq.