Iraq confirms the need to expedite the convening of a joint meeting with Egypt

BAGHDAD - News Today - Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Tuesday, the Arab states to help Iraq in the face of security and economic challenges, and as he emphasized the need to expedite the convening of a meeting of a joint commission between Iraq and Egypt as soon as, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry expressed his country's keenness on cooperation with Iraq in various fields.

He said al-Jaafari's office said in a statement received by the agency news today, a copy of it, if the latter "met, today, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on the sidelines of the ministerial meeting of the League of Arab States in Cairo," noting that "the two sides discussed all the issues that concern Iraq, Egypt, and activate diary understanding and agreements between the two countries, as well as the exemption of visas for diplomatic passports campaign, and service between Baghdad and Cairo. "

The al-Jaafari, according to the statement, "the need to accelerate the meeting of the Iraqi-Egyptian Committee to be held in Baghdad as soon as within the framework of the consolidation of relations between the two countries."

He added that "Iraq is passing through exceptional circumstances is the security challenge and the war against Daash terrorist gangs and the challenge of economic due to the decline in oil prices, but Egypt on the path of reform and development despite the difficult circumstances," pointing out that "these challenges calls from Arab countries stand to Besides Iraq and restore its natural position. "

For his part, thanks expressed "his country's keenness on cooperation with Iraq in various fields, and enhance relations in the interest of the two brotherly countries," looking forward to "Jaafari's visit to Cairo, and the meeting, Egyptian officials to discuss bilateral relations, and increase coordination in the diplomatic field."

He said thanks, that "the Arab League meetings an opportunity to exchange views on Arab issues."