Egypt’s Foreign Ministers Sameh Shoukry (L), Iraqi counterpart Mohamed al-Hakim (C) and Jordanian Foregin Minister Ayman Safadi meet in Tunisia- Press photo
CAIRO - 29 March 2019: On the sidelines of the Arab ministerial meeting in preparatory for the Arab Summit due on Sunday in Tunisia, Foreign Ministers of Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq met to discuss the issue of Arab joint security in the region and curbing Iran’s interference into the regional affairs, according to a statement from the Egyptian Foreign Ministry of Affairs on Friday.
The tripartite meeting came following a tripartite summit held by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, Jordanian monarch King Abdullah II and Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on March 24, 2019.
The summit tackled the coordination and integration among the three countries.
The topics covered in the meeting included countering terrorism; the Palestinian cause and the rights of Palestinian people; continuous coordination over regional and international matters of mutual interest; development of joint industrial zones; and cooperation in energy, infrastructure, reconstruction and other sectors.
Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced in the Cabinet’s meeting on March 27, 2019 that a group of ministers will be tasked with studying the implementation of joint Egyptian-Jordanian-Iraq projects pertinent to housing, transportation networks, and electricity linkage.