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Egypt expresses solidarity for Iraq’s sovereignty

On last Monday, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has affirmed full support from Egypt for the unity and sovereignty of the Iraqi state on the entire territory.
In a meeting between in Cairo between Iraqi President Fuad Masum and Abdel Fattah El Sisi reiterated Egypt's commitment to support all efforts to restore security and stability in Iraq in the face of current challenges and attempts to sow discord and division among the Iraqi people.
Accompanied by a team of delegation including the Iraqi national security and agriculture ministers, Iraqi president participated into the meeting.
Presidential Spokesman Alaa Youssef said that Sisi and Masum underlined the two countries' keenness to strengthen bilateral relations and upgrade them to wider horizons in various political, economic and cultural fields.
The Iraqi president expressed his sincere appreciation to Egypt for its efforts to support Iraq's stability and strengthen efforts to contain the current crisis in the region. He praised Egypt's pivotal role as a fundamental pillar of security and stability in the Arab world and supportive of the Arab unity and solidarity.
Masum also hailed the national role played by the Egyptian Armed Forces in securing the country and fighting terrorism and terrorist organizations. President of Iraq expressed his country's aspiration to activate agreements signed with Egypt to enhance cooperation between the two countries in various fields and provide more opportunities to benefit from the Egyptian experience, especially in the fields of industry and agriculture.
Sisi said that Egypt is ready to strengthen cooperation with Iraq in various fields, whether industry or agriculture as well as infrastructure, construction and housing areas. The two presidents agreed to activate bilateral working mechanisms, especially the joint commission between the two countries.
The meeting also tackled the latest developments on the Arab arena.
Updated 23 Mar 2016 | Soruce: SIS | By S.Seal
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