24 October 2017 01:12 PM

FM: Egypt concerned about repercussions of Kurdistan referendum

Friday، 22 September 2017 - 01:52 PM

Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry expressed Egypt’s deep concern over the possible repercussions of holding a referendum on Kurdish independence.

He also asserted Egypt’s full solidarity with Iraq and its keenness on the unity of the Iraqi people, Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said in a statement.

The minister made the remarks during his meeting on Thursday 21/09/2017 with his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al Jaafari on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, held in New York.

The Egyptian top diplomat also emphasized Cairo’s full support for Iraq in its war against terrorism and Daesh group, in light of the offensive launched by the Iraqi forces to liberate al Hawija town.

As for the liberated areas, Shoukry affirmed Egypt’s interest in participating in building the capabilities of the Iraqi army and police as well as in reconstructing the cities and areas that have recently been purged of Daesh terrorists.

Meanwhile, the Iraqi foreign minister lauded Cairo-Baghdad relations, wishing that they would witness more cooperation in various domains.

Jaafari also commended the Egyptian stance in support of Iraq. 

MENA

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