FM Shoukry discusses Egypt's contributions to Iraq's reconstruction with PM Abadi

Ahram Online , Sunday 18 Feb 2018

Egypt's FM Sameh Shoukry and Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi in Munich (Photo: Egyptian foreign ministry)

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi on Sunday on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference to discuss Egypt's contribution to the rebuilding of Iraq, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry announced.

According to the ministry's statement, Shoukry expressed Egypt's full support to the sovereignty of Iraq and unity of its territories.

He also discussed with the prime minister how Egypt was ready to contribute to restoring security and stability in Iraq in the post-Daesh era, especially in rebuilding liberated cities such as Mosul.

From his side, the Iraqi prime minister expressed his country's special interest in boosting the bilateral economic cooperation with Egypt.

Last week,  Ibrahim Mahleb, the former Egyptian PM and current presidential assistant for national and strategic projects, led Egypt's delegation to the donors' conference to rebuild Iraq, which was held in Kuwait.

On the sidelines of that conference, Mahlab discussed with Iraqi officials Egypt's assistance in building two million residential units in areas liberated from Daesh.

Mahlab previously visited Iraq in January to discuss Egyptian-Iraqi economic cooperation with a number of Iraqi officials, including Iraqi President Fouad Masum.

In addition to economic cooperation, FM Shoukry and PM Al-Abadi also discussed the latest developments in the region, including the situations in Syria and Yemen and relations with non-Arab countries in the Middle East.

Shoukry concluded his participation in the Munich conference on Sunday after nearly 20 meetings with foreign officials to discuss Egypt's position on a number of regional and international issues.

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