Egypt's foreign minister made a one-day stop in Baghdad, the first such visit in nearly two decades. According to the AP, Ahmed Aboul Gheit held talks with his Iraqi counterpart and Iraq's prime minister.
Egypt's Foreign Ministry said the visit Sunday aims to strengthen relations and show support for the Iraqi government. It is the first visit by an Egyptian foreign minister to Iraq since 1990.
Cairo has had no official diplomatic representative in Iraq since the July 2005 abduction and killing by Al-Qaeda of its charge d'affaires in Baghdad, Ihab al-Sharif. Abul Gheit is being accompanied by Egypt's Oil Minister Sameh Fahmi, the state-run MENA news agency reported.