Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry embarked Saturday on a seven Arab countries regional tour, the Egyptian foreign ministry said.
Shoukry's first stop is in Amman, Jordan.
According to statements of the foreign ministry, Shoukry is going to hand over letters from President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to his counterparts in the Arab countries he is visiting.
In a tweet Saturday, Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali El-Hakeem said that Shoukry was going to visit Baghdad Sunday as his second stop where he would hand over a message from President El-Sisi to Iraqi President Barham Salih.
Shoukry's tour includes Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain and the UAE.