Jordanian, Egyptian, Iraqi FMs discuss cooperation

Regional summit to be held in Amman on December 20

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi (center), Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (right), and Iraqi Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein speak to reporters at the Foreign Ministry in Amman, December 7, 2022. (Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi met Wednesday the ministers of foreign affairs of Iraq, Fouad Hussein, and of Egypt, Sameh Shoukry, to discuss cooperation, coordination, and strategic integration under the trilateral cooperation mechanism, Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

A joint statement said the meeting was held to strengthen the Jordan, Egypt, and Iraq partnership, and boost coordination and cooperation in political, economic, security, and industrial fields in order to achieve prosperity and development.

The three ministers identified various areas of cooperation and urged the activation of signed agreements.

Safadi and Shoukry stressed their countries’ full support for Iraq’s stability and security, and congratulated Iraq on forming the new government.

The ministers also reviewed regional issues, including the Palestinian cause, and confirmed that coordination, consultations, and action are taking place to solve regional crises and serve the region.

They agreed to hold further meetings in preparation for the fourth summit, hosted next year by Egypt, under the trilateral cooperation mechanism.

Moreover, they agreed to maintain institutional communication to forge ahead with projects and coordinate future plans in light of the economic challenges that necessitate regular cooperation.

Meanwhile, the Iraqi minister announced that a regional summit to be held in Jordan will bring together Iraq and other regional countries, as well as France, will be held on December 20, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.

The French presidency had announced that it was communicating and coordinating with Jordan with a view to holding a summit, similar to the “Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership” held in August last year.

Hussein said, during a press conference held jointly with Safadi and Shoukry that the Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership was held mainly to continue to support Iraq.

Turkey and Iran are also likely to participate in the “second edition of the Baghdad conference”, he said, adding that “we have the constitutional obligation to not allow any organization to use Iraqi territory to attack neighboring countries, but at the same time it is not possible to accept attacks on Iraqi soil”, stressing that “problems should be solved through dialogue”.

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