President Sisi, Jordan’s crown prince voice full support for Iraq against terrorism

Ahram Online , Tuesday 9 Nov 2021

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Jordan’s Crown Prince Al-Hussein bin Abdullah II voiced their full support for Iraq’s efforts against terrorism during their meeting in Cairo on Tuesday.

Egypt s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Jordanian Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II meet in the Ittihadiya Palace, 9 November 2021. Egyptian Presidency

El-Sisi and Prince Al-Hussein reiterated their condemnation of the recent assassination attempt against Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi and affirmed their support for the country’s political path, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement.

World leaders and the UN Security Council have condemned the attack, which comes only a month after Iraq’s parliamentary elections.

The meeting was attended by Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and his Jordanian counterpart Bisher Al-Khasawneh.

Minister of Tourism Khaled El-Enany, Minister of Supply Ali Moselhi, Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea, and their Jordanian counterparts were also among the attendees.

El-Sisi and Al-Hussein discussed means of bolstering cooperation with Iraq within the framework of the trilateral cooperation mechanism between Egypt, Jordan and Iraq.

They affirmed that the trilatera mechanism secures the appropriate chance to discuss issues and challenges of mutual concern between the three countries.

Since March 2019, Egypt, Jordan and Iraq have held four trilateral summits - the latest in June in Baghdad -  to promote cooperation mechanisms and reinforce political consultation on regional issues.

Furthermore, El-Sisi and Al-Hussein called for concerted Arab efforts to resolve the ongoing crises in Libya and Syria.

This should take place within the framework of respecting the two countries’ sovereignty and unity and eliminating the humanitarian suffering witnessed by their brotherly peoples, they affirmed.

The president and the Jordanian crown prince also agreed on the need to revive the Palestinian-Israeli peace process to reach a fair and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian issue.

This solution should ensure the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people in accordance with the two-state solution, including the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the borders of 1967 with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Additionally, they discussed means of boosting bilateral cooperation, especially in tourism, economy, trade exchange, and small and medium enterprises.

Moreover, they discussed fostering cooperation in the face of terrorism and extremist thought.

They also reviewed their countries’ experiences concerning empowering women and youths and discussed the exchange of expertise in this regard.

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