A map of Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq- Screenshot from Google Maps- Egypt Today
CAIRO 27 September 2020: Iraq would establish a new ground road to Egypt through the Jordanian territories, announced Karim Kazem Hussein, General Manager of the General Company for Passenger Transport and Delegations affiliated to the Iraq Ministry of Transport.
There are "preliminary understandings to open a new route to Egypt," as the path will be established to start from Iraq to Jordan and then to Egypt, Hussein was quoted as saying by Iraqi newspaper al-Sabaah on Sunday.
The new road is part of newly-announced megaprojects between the three countries in the implementation of the outcomes of the Egyptian-Iraqi-Jordanian summit that convened in Amman last month.
The three countries would also establish an electricity linkage and an oil pipeline to enhance the tripartite cooperation.
On August 25, 2020, the trilateral summit was held in the Jordanian capital, Amman, between President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan King Abdullah II, and Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi.
“The summit focused on ways to enhance joint trilateral cooperation in various fields between the three countries, notably those pertaining to energy, electricity interconnection, infrastructure, and food. It also tackled consultations and coordination on the latest political and security situations in the region and efforts to combat terrorism,” said the Egyptian presidency in a statement.