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Jordan, Egypt, and Iraq hold meeting following leaders' tripartite summit

Red Cross leaders, partners meet to set guidelines for humanitarian cooperation

Red Cross and other medical relief officials meet in Amman to follow up on the relevant outcomes of a Jordan-Egypt-Iraq June summit at the leaders’ level. (Photo: Petra)
Red Cross and other medical relief officials meet in Amman to follow up on the relevant outcomes of a Jordan-Egypt-Iraq June summit at the leaders’ level. (Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — A Jordanian-Egyptian-Iraqi meeting kicked off on Wednesday to follow up on the outcomes of the tripartite summit His Majesty King Abdullah, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi took part in last June in Baghdad.اضافة اعلان

The two-day meeting aims to develop a model of cooperation and integration in the humanitarian field in the MENA region and set a practical framework to identify common challenges and needs, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Participants in the meeting included the president of the Jordanian Red Crescent, Mohammad Hadid, his Iraqi counterpart, Yassin Abbas, the executive director of the Egyptian Red Crescent, Rami Al-Nazer, the head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Jordan, Nihal Hefni, and the regional director of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies for the Middle East and North Africa, Hussam Al-Sharqawi, and head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies delegation in Iraq, Muftah Tawilb.

Hadid reviewed the key outcomes of the tripartite summit, which focused, among other aspects, on humanitarian work, especially that focused on helping the Palestinian people as they are subject to Israeli aggression. Hadid called for monitoring and exposing Israeli violations and holding an international peace conference.

On the Syrian refugee crisis, he pointed out that the final statement of the tripartite summit addressed the issues of refugees, community security, and the COVID-19 pandemic, stressing that it is necessary to educate young people to steer clear of extremist groups and to provide services to refugees.

He also pointed to the importance of food security, and the role that the Red Crescent societies can play in this area.

Jordan and its partners in the alliance have been meeting to follow up on the outcomes of the trilateral summit.

A day earlier, His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday received a letter from Iraq Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi, delivered by Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Ali Allawi.


The King “commended the level of coordination and cooperation with the Iraqi leadership and government, stressing the need to implement plans for bilateral economic projects between Jordan and Iraq, as well as trilateral projects with Egypt,” a Royal Court statement said.

On August 3, His Majesty received Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed Al-Halboosi and discussed with him the outcomes of the Jordanian-Iraqi-Egyptian summit held in Baghdad, and “means of translating them on the ground, in addition to the latest regional developments, especially the Iraqi government’s efforts in countering terrorism.”

In Baghdad, three leaders stressed the need to expand cooperation among Jordan, Egypt, and Iraq in energy, industry, agriculture, transportation, food security, infrastructure, investment, construction, and housing, among other field.

The joint communiqué of the meeting stressed the need to adopt the best means and measures to translate the strategic relations among the three countries into tangible impact on the ground.

The leaders underlined the crucial role of the Hashemite Custodianship in safeguarding Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem.

President El Sisi and Prime Minister Al Kadhimi also commended Jordan’s relentless efforts to stop Israeli violations and aggression in Jerusalem and in the Palestinian Territories, according to the communiqué.

In addition, the leaders stressed the need to activate efforts towards achieving just and comprehensive peace that fulfils the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.

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