Egypt's FM to discuss boosting cooperation with Iraq's vice president in Cairo on Wednesday

Ahram Online , Tuesday 13 Jun 2017

File photo of Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (Photo: AP)

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will meet on Wednesday with Iraqi Vice President Ayad Allawi to discuss boosting cooperation between the two countries in various fields.

The talks, which will be held at Egypt’s Foreign Ministry headquarters, will tackle developments in Iraq and Egypt's efforts in combating terrorism, state news agency MENA reported. 

The two officials will discuss regional and international issues of mutual concern, and will hold a joint press conference after the talks.

In April, the two countries signed an agreement where Iraq will sell Egypt 12 million barrels of oil over the course of one year.

Over the past few years, Egypt and Iraq have been enhancing political, economic and security relations.

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met with his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Masum on the sidelines of the Arab Islamic American Summit held in Riyadh in late May.

The meeting between the two presidents was the third since 2015.  

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