Iraqi PM in Egypt for talks with President Sisi

Ahram Online , Sunday 5 Mar 2023

Iraq’s Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani arrived in Cairo on Sunday in his first visit to Egypt as premier, where he is scheduled to meet with President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly receiving Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani at Cairo International Airport, on Sunday 5 March, 2023. Egyptian Cabinet

Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Minister of Trade and Industry Ahmed Samir received Al-Sudani at Cairo International Airport.

Madbouly and Al-Sudani held a meeting to discuss various aspects of Egyptian-Iraqi relations as well as proposals to enhance their bilateral cooperation.

Al-Sudani is heading a high-level delegation that includes Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Fuad Hussein and Minister of Trade Atheer Dawood Al-Ghurairy, the Egyptian Cabinet said in a statement.

The prime ministers are also set to discuss trilateral cooperation with Jordan.

Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan have intensified cooperation in recent years and have held five summits since 2019, the last of which was at the Dead Sea in Jordan last December, to discuss implementing tripartite strategic projects.

Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan have embarked on a number of vital joint projects, including the power linkage project between the three countries and an industrial city on the Iraqi-Jordanian border.

The leaders of the three countries have repeatedly affirmed the need for expediting the implementation of their joint projects and for removing obstacles facing them.

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