Sisi in Iraq as a First Visit in 30 Years

Published June 27th, 2021 - 11:20 GMT
Sisi’s visit to hold tripartite summit with Iraqi and Jordanian presidents.
Iraqi President Barham Salih (R) receives his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at Baghdad Airport in the capital on June 27, 2021. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
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Sisi’s visit – for tripartite summit with Iraqi and Jordanian presidents – is 1st by Egyptian leader to Iraq in 3 decades

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi arrived in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Sunday for the first visit by an Egyptian leader to Iraq in three decades.

Sisi was welcomed at Baghdad International Airport by Iraqi President Barham Saleh, according to Iraq’s official news agency.

During his visit, Sisi will take part in a tripartite summit with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi and Jordan’s King Abdullah II to discuss ways to boost cooperation between the three countries, the Egyptian Presidency said in a statement.


Sunday’s summit is the fourth of the leaders of the three Mideast countries since 2019.

Iraq, Egypt, and Jordan have signed a host of agreements meant to bolster cooperation in the fields of energy, commerce, and investment.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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