Iraq, Jordan and Egypt hold trilateral summit in Baghdad

File – Jordanian King Abdullah II arriving with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi ahead of a summit in the capital Amman in March. (AFP photo)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Iraq holds a trilateral summit with Jordan and Egypt in Baghdad on Sunday, aiming at building economic partnership.

The summit which was delayed more than once due to problems in Cairo and Amman will reflect the three countries’ mutual desire to inaugurate a new phase of relations and frameworks of joint cooperation.

Earlier on Sunday, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi arrived in Baghdad to participate in the summit alongside Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi and Jordan’s King Abdullah II.

It is the first visit by an Egyptian president in the past 30 years.

Iraqi Foreign Ministry said in March that the summit was aimed at achieving economic partnerships that chart a new role for Iraq in the region.

The economic partnership, also called the “New Orient” project, is about economic coordination and does not target any other party, the ministry’s spokesman said.

The summit was scheduled to be held on March 27, but was postponed after Egypt witnessed collision of two trains that killed and wounded dozens of people.

The summit which was rescheduled for April 8 was also postponed.

The three countries have been working to strengthen economic and trade cooperation over the past few years and have held three summits since 2019.

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