Iraq, Egypt and Jordan hold summit in Baghdad

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Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Jordan’s King Abdullah II held a tripartite summit with Iraq’s president Sunday, in the first visit by an Egyptian head of state to Baghdad in three decades.

Iraqi President Barham Saleh and Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhemi received the Egyptian and Jordanian leaders, with Saleh saying the meeting was “an eloquent message amid enormous regional challenges”.

“Iraq’s recovery paves the way to an integrated system for our region built on the fight against extremism, respect for sovereignty and economic partnership,” Saleh said on Twitter.

Kadhemi’s office said the summit would address topics including political and economic cooperation, in particular strengthening investment, and “joint efforts in the fight against terrorism”.—Agencies

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