Egypt's president, Iraq's FM discuss regional issues

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-12 22:53:22|Editor: huaxia

CAIRO, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and the Iraqi Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein discussed on Monday means of boosting bilateral relations and regional issues of mutual interests, the presidency said in a statement.

Sisi reiterated the Egyptian fixed stance that "supports Iraq and enhances its Arab national role," the statement said.

The president also stressed Egypt's keenness to back Iraq in combating terrorism and preserving its stability and security by maintaining and diversifying cooperation at all levels, it added.

Meanwhile, the Iraqi foreign minister hailed the bilateral ties, adding that the Egyptian supportive role constitutes a strategic depth for facing the common challenges, especially terrorism.

Hussein added that his country looks forward to learning from the Egyptian experience with regard to developing projects, substructure, and electricity fields.

Later, in a joint press conference, Egyptian top diplomat Sameh Shoukry said there is a political willingness and strong ground from both sides to serve the mutual ties.

Shoukry highlighted Egypt's full readiness to maintain the sovereignty of Iraq against foreign intervention.

On Tuesday, Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan will hold a tripartite summit at the ministerial level in Cairo. Enditem