Egypt, Jordan, Iraq agree on supporting Baghdad's efforts to eliminate Daesh

Ahram Online , Sunday 4 Aug 2019

Egypt FM, Jordan FM, Iraq FM
Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shoukry (L), Iraqi foreign minister Mohamed Ali El-Hakim (M) , and Jordanian foreign minister Ayman Al-Safadi (R) meet in Baghdad (Photo Courtesy of Egypt's foreign ministry)

Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq agreed on supporting Baghdad's efforts to eliminate remnants of terrorist organization Daesh, aiming for a secured and stable atmosphere for the return of all displaced citizens to their cities.

The foreign ministers of the three countries agreed on cooperation in combating terrorism, and drying out terrorist funding sources, while at the same time eliminating its media platforms.

The statements were made during a tripartite meeting in Baghdad on Sunday between Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shoukry, Jordanian foreign minister Ayman Al-Safadi, and Iraqi foreign minister Mohamed Ali El-Hakim in Baghdad to follow-up the implementation of the outcomes of the previous tripartite summit held in Cairo last March.

They discussed boosting cooperation between the three countries in an aim to invest in political, economic, cultural, and societal fields.

They stressed the importance of holding meetings for competent ministers in the fields of energy, industry, trade, and housing in Baghdad soon to bolster economic integration and cooperation. The meetings will also look to develope joint industrial areas and cooperate in the fields of energy and infrastructure and reconstruction.

The three ministers also discussed developments in the Palestinian cause and the necessity of comprehensive peace, and the importance of activating an Arab role in resolving the Syrian crisis.

The importance of intensifying efforts to depreciate escalations in the Gulf region was also discussed.

They also agreed to hold periodic meetings, with the upcoming meeting set to be held in Jordan.

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