PM: Egypt, Iraq water interests 'Arab national security issue'
Sunday، 01 November 2020 - 12:06 PM
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli said on Saturday 31/10/2020 that Egypt and Iraq agreed on touting their water security as a joint national security issue.
Addressing a joint press conference with his Iraqi counterpart Mustafa Al-Kadhimi in Baghdad, the premier added that the two countries emphasized the importance of preserving their water rights as a matter affecting Arab national security.
He hailed strong, deeply-rooted and historical ties binding the Egyptian and Iraqi people who enjoy great civilizations established on the banks of rivers.
Madbouli said Saturday meetings and events of the joint higher committee mark an important step in boosting Cairo-Baghdad ties.
The two countries' ministers were instructed to set a specific time plan to activate and implement various cooperation protocols, and to transfer them into projects that serve the interests of the two peoples, he added.
“We also agreed on specific projects, that will be presented at the earliest opportunity to the leaders of Egypt, Iraq, and Jordan, to activate our tripartite partnership,” he further added.
Egypt is ready to support the brothers in Iraq with all its acquired great experiences that have caused it to succeed during the past six years in implementing major projects in the sectors of infrastructure, energy, electricity, oil, gas, housing and transportation, Madbouli pledged.