Egypt PM flies to Amman for cooperation committee talks

Ahram Online , Wednesday 27 May 2015

During the visit, the Egyptian premier will take part in the 25th session of the Egyptian-Jordanian higher committee

File Photo: Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab prepares to attend a press conference in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 (Photo: AP)

Egypt's Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab arrived in Jordan early Wednesday for a two-day visit where he will discuss mutual ties and means to combat Islamist militancy with Jordanian officials, state news agency MENA reported.

During the visit, the Egyptian premier will take part in the 25th session of the Egyptian-Jordanian higher committee in Amman along with his Jordanian counterpart Abdullah Ensour.

The committee meetings will see both officials look at boosting cooperation between the two countries as well as regional efforts to fight terrorism in the region. 

The two countries are expected to sign ten cooperation accords on water, electricity, investment and transport, MENA added

A high level delegation including ministers of electricity, transport, trade and international cooperation are accompanying Mahlab.

The last round of the higher committee talks were held in Cairo in February 2014, where both sides signed multiple cooperation pacts.

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