Egypt condemns missile attack on Iraqi power plant in Samaraa



Mon, 28 Jun 2021 - 09:28 GMT


Mon, 28 Jun 2021 - 09:28 GMT

CAIRO – 28 June 2021:  Egypt strongly condemned a missile attack on a thermal power station in Iraq's Samarra city.

In a statement issued by Foreign Ministry Monday, The Foreign Ministry stressed that Egypt backs Iraq's measures to maintain its security and stability in the face of heinous terrorist operations.

Cairo fully supports Baghdad's non-stop efforts to fight and uproot terrorism, the statement added.

The Salahaddin plant in Samarra was hit by a Katyusha rocket causing huge material damage.

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi affirmed on Sunday Egypt's supportive stance to Iraq's unity and its efforts to restore security and stability along with keenness on enhancing its role in the Arab region.

Sisi pledged Cairo's overwhelming backing to the Iraqi people in all fields at the bilateral level or through tripartite cooperation involving Iraq, Egypt, and Jordan, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Radi said.

The Egyptian president's remarks came during his meeting with Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammad al-Halbousi as part of his current visit to Iraq.

During the meeting, Sisi noted that Egypt's backing to Iraq comes within the framework of its policy based on entrenching the principle of uniting ranks to achieve stability, prosperity, and progress for Arab countries.

Sisi stressed the depth and mightiness of relations binding Egypt and Iraq at all levels, expressing appreciation of the Egyptian people and government to Iraq because of its critical role in the region and based on its outstanding civilization and history.





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