file- Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry
CAIRO – 15 July 2019: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry phoned his Iraqi counterpart Mohamed Ali Al-Hakim, where they discussed the bilateral relations and regional and international issues of mutual concern, said Iraqi Foreign Ministry in a statement on Sunday.
Both ministers affirmed that the solution to regional issues should be sought by peaceful means and via dialogue between disputed parts to maintain stability in the whole region, the statement added.
In April 2019, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received a phone call from Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi and affirmed Egypt’s full support to the Iraqi government and people.
Sisi and Abdul-Mahdi tackled ways of boosting bilateral relations and other regional issues.
On the sidelines of the Arab-European Summit in Sharm El Sheikh late February 2019, President Sisi received his Iraqi counterpart Barham Salih in Cairo as they discussed Arab and regional affairs of mutual interest and agreed to intensify coordination.
Additional reporting by Noha el-Tawil