Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi arrived in Baghdadon a historic visit, the first by an Egyptian leader to Iraq in nearly three decades, ahead of a tripartite summit between his country, Iraq and Jordan.
The leaders of Egypt, Jordan and Iraq are set to hold a trilateral summit in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, the fourth round of talks between the three countries to promote cooperation mechanisms and reinforce political consultation on regional issues.
The summit brings together Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, and Jordan's King Abdullah II.Iraqi President Barham Salih, received El-Sisi at Baghdad, Egyptian presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said.
Iraqi President Barham Salih, received El-Sisi at Baghdad, Egyptian presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said.
He later met with Prime Minister al-Kadhimi at the government palace at the Green Zone, where both the Egyptian and Iraqi national anthems were played.
"The visit reflects the strength of the long-standing historical relations between Egypt and Iraq … and confirms Egypt's keenness to support and develop these relations towards broader prospects within the framework of the unity of destiny and challenges, and in response to the common interests of the two brotherly countries," Rady added