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Sisi Praises 'Deep', 'Strong' Strategic Relations with Iraq


Tue 13 Jun 2023 | 01:19 PM
Sisi and Iraqi PM
Sisi and Iraqi PM
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Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received Iraqi Prime Minister (PM) Mohammed Shiaa Al-Sudani, who is currently visiting Egypt at the head of a high-level government delegation.

The meeting was attended by Prime Minister (PM) Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, and a number of ministers and senior Egyptian officials.

At the outset of the meeting, Sisi affirmed Egypt's firm support for the security and stability of brotherly Iraq, expressing his pride in the depth and strength of the strategic relations between both countries.

He also stressed Egypt's keenness to strengthen and diversify the frameworks of mutual bilateral cooperation in various political, economic, commercial and cultural fields, whether at the level bilateral levels or within the tripartite cooperation mechanism with Jordan.

For his part, Iraqi PM praised the close and historical fraternal ties that unite the two countries, stressing Iraq's keenness to strengthen the well-established bilateral cooperation mechanisms with Egypt, and to build on the results of his recent visit to Egypt last March.

Moreover, he also affirmed that the frequency of mutual visits between the two sides reflects the keenness to push bilateral relations to broader horizons during the coming period, and to enhance the utilization of Egyptian capabilities and competencies in various fields, especially in light of the prominent Egyptian role in strengthening the mechanisms of joint Arab action in facing the current crises and challenges in the region.

He also valued Egypt's role in maintaining stability and advancing developmental, economic and social conditions.