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Jordan, Egypt, Iraq sign environment cooperation agreement

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 AMMAN — The Jordanian, Egyptian, and Iraqi Red Crescent societies signed an agreement on Thursday to strengthen cooperation between the three countries on the humanitarian and environmental levels. اضافة اعلان

Under the agreement, which was initiated by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the three parties will unite their humanitarian efforts to create a model for cooperation and integration in the fields of humanitarian and development work and community service.

The agreement aims to highlight their roles as major contributors in humanitarian efforts related to the priorities stipulated in the tripartite summit declaration.

The three countries agreed to set priorities for cooperation in the areas of health emergencies, especially with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic and its social and economic impacts.

They also agreed to create a unified program for the societies to enhance their capabilities with support from the Capacity Building Fund of the International Federation and other institutional development support funds, and prepare a practical program for cooperation in the areas of climate change, food security and livelihoods. The parties also agreed to establish a joint fund, to which each country will contribute equally.

The agreement was signed by President of the Jordanian Red Crescent Mohammad Hadid, President of the Iraqi Red Crescent Yassin Abbas, Executive Director of the Egyptian Red Crescent Rami Al-Nazer, and Regional Director of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies for the Middle East and North Africa Hussam Al-Sharqawi.