Iraqi to strengthen bilateral relations with Egypt

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In a bid to strengthen the Iraq and Egypt bilateral relations, the Prime Minister of the former and President of the later met to discuss on how to improve cooperation between the two nations.

The Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, met on Saturday with the Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, on the sidelines of Jeddah Summit for Security and Development, in which the United States, the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, Iraq, Egypt and Jordan participated.

According to the statement issued by the Prime Minister’s press office, the meeting discussed several issues of common interest between Iraq and Egypt, the bilateral relations between both countries, ways to strengthen cooperation in political and economic fields, and efforts to enhance food security.

Al-Kadhimi affirmed that the bilateral relations between Iraq and Egypt are deep and strong, and emphasized the need to expand and develop areas of cooperation between the two countries to serve the interests of Iraq and Egypt and to achieve stability and prosperity, not only for the two countries, but for all countries in the region.