Egypt, Jordan, Iraq leaders discuss supporting Palestinian cause, combating terror, boosting economic cooperation

Ahram Online , Sunday 24 Mar 2019

Jordan's King Abdullah II (L), Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi (C), Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi ((R) in a tripartite summit in Cairo on Sunday March 25, 2019 (Photo: Courtesy of Egyptian Presidential Spokesperson)

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, King Abdullah II of Jordan, and Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi enacted on Sunday several agreements that aimed to boost their relations in a tripartite summit in Cairo.

A statement by the Egyptian presidency spokesperson Bassam Rady highlighted eight points in a joint statement serving as the final communiqué of the summit.

The three leaders discussed issues related to the unity and integrity of Palestine, combating terror, and boosting economic cooperation between the three countries.

"The leaders reviewed the latest developments in the region and affirmed their determination to cooperate and support the Palestinian people's access to all their legitimate rights, including the establishment of a state with East Jerusalem as its capital, in accordance with the resolutions of international legitimacy," the statement read.

They also discussed the crises in Syria, Libya, Yemen, and agreed to cooperate and promote joint action within the framework of the League of Arab States.

"The leaders also stressed the importance of combating terrorism in all its forms and confronting all those who support terrorism by financing, arming or providing safe havens and media platforms [to terrorists]," the statement read.

They also discussed a number of ideas to enhance economic integration and cooperation between the three countries, including the promotion and development of joint industrial zones, cooperation in energy, infrastructure, reconstruction and other sectors of development cooperation.

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