Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi received Sunday Iraqi President Barham Salih ahead of the first joint summit of the European Union and Arab League (AL), which is set to kick-off in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh Sunday.
The EU said climate change, terrorism and security, migration and development will be up for discussion during the two-day summit.
A total of 24 leaders from the European bloc’s 28 member states, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May, as well as the leaders of 21 Arab countries, will take part.
Egypt’s foreign ministry said the gathering will focus on Middle East stability, terrorism, illegal migration and the influx of refugees into Europe.
On Saturday, El-Sisi received Saudi Arabia's King Salman at Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport, ahead of the summit.
An official reception ceremony was held for Salman upon his arrival, Egypt's state news agency MENA reported.
Other Arab leaders who arrived in Sharm El-Sheikh Saturday included the presidents of Yemen, Palestine, Tunisia, Morocco and Somalia.