Political Since 2017-04-20 at 17:10 (Baghdad time)
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Egyptian Prime Minister, Sherif Ismail, received on Thursday Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Iraqi National Alliance, and his accompanying delegation, in the presence of Advisor Omar Marwan, Minister of the Council of Representatives Affairs, and the Ambassador of Iraq in Cairo.
During the meeting, al-Hakim pointed to the distinguished historical relations and the close ties between Egypt and Iraq, stressing that his country has a firm desire to push bilateral cooperation relations between the two countries to greater horizons and to build a real strategic partnership.
Ammar al-Hakim reviewed the situation in Iraq, pointing to the successes achieved in confronting the terrorist organization and the attempts to reunite the ranks to preserve the unity and stability of Iraq.
Al Hakim affirmed his country's determination to complete the process of cleansing Iraq of elements of terrorism and extremism and to push for development efforts in all parts of Iraq in various sectors to meet the hopes of Iraqis in a better tomorrow and diversify the sources of the national economy. Of the industries affected by the circumstances of the war, pointing to the interest of major powers and international institutions to support the reconstruction of Iraq, stressing that there is a qualitative shift in Iraq to allow him to restore his role.
He referred to Iraq's appreciation of Egypt's role in achieving balance and stability in the region and confronting terrorism, expressing his country's aspiration to develop bilateral relations with it. He also proposed the establishment of an Egyptian trade center to promote Egyptian products in Iraq, Of the large turnout by Iraqi citizens.
He called on Egyptian companies to discuss promising investment opportunities in Iraq and contribute to the projects announced by the Iraqi government in the fields of infrastructure. He also welcomed the cooperation between the two countries in the field of oil, pointing out that there are great opportunities for developing economic relations between the two countries in various fields.
For his part, Prime Minister Sharif Ismail said that the Iraqi people have a cultural and cultural stock that allows him to rebuild the country, pointing to the importance of the unity and stability of Iraq and the return of its regional role.
The Prime Minister stressed the continuation of the security confrontation to eradicate terrorism and the drying up of its extremist intellectual sources, pointing out that this should be accompanied by new and innovative mechanisms to develop the religious discourse and guide it to various groups of people, especially young people. He also affirmed Egypt's full support for the development and reconstruction efforts of Iraq, Reunion and re-stabilization.
Ismail expressed Egypt's aspiration to raise levels of bilateral cooperation with Iraq in all sectors to serve the development objectives of the two countries. He pointed to the possibility of exchanging technical expertise in a number of fields, including oil and gas projects and electricity generation. He also welcomed the idea of establishing an Egyptian commercial center In the Iraqi capital Baghdad, as a contribution to the increase of trade exchange between the two countries, while studying the opportunities for joint industrialization of some products to benefit from joint experiences.
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