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Egypt, Jordan hope to hold trilateral summit in Baghdad soon: Foreign minister

Shoukry said on Monday that he discussed with his counterparts Fuad Hussein of Iraq and Ayman Safadi of Jordan the latest developments in the region.

MENA , Monday 29 Mar 2021
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Iraqi Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein holds a joint press conference with his counterparts, Jordan's Ayman Safadi (L) and Egypt's Sameh Shoukry, at the ministry in the capital Baghdad, on March 29, 2021. AFP
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Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said that Cairo and Amman hope to hold a tripartite summit between Egypt, Jordan and Iraq in Baghdad as soon as possible.

Shoukry said on Monday that he discussed with his counterparts Fuad Hussein of Iraq and Ayman Safadi of Jordan the latest developments in the region.

At a joint press conference with Hussein and Safadi, Shoukry asserted that Egypt supports Iraq’s efforts to combat terrorism and maintain security and stability.

Earlier on Monday, Shoukry arrived in Baghdad to partake in a ministerial meeting of the tripartite cooperation mechanism involving Egypt, Jordan and Iraq.

Hussein said that the ministerial meeting discussed the coordination of efforts between the three countries, particularly in the issues of agriculture and food security, as well as means of increasing industrial cooperation.

Safadi reaffirmed that his country backs Iraq's efforts in reconstruction and maintaining security and stability, stressing that Iraq's security and stability is necessary for the security of the region.

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