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Egypt and Iraq

Wednesday، 09 January 2013 12:00 AM

Egypt and Iraq has a historical ties stretching back to the early of the last century when both countries obtained an independence from Britain and the diplomatic relations between the two countries was the founders of the Arab League in the mid-forties of the last century.

The two countries held several economic agreements such as Arab common market and military agreements such as joint Arab defense agreement and the tripartite unity project.

Mutual Visits

On 27/3/2015, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi held talks with Iraqi President Fuad Masum who arrived in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh to take part in the 26th meeting of the Arab summit. Masum reviewed the latest developments in his country, highlighting the progress achieved by the Iraqi national army in face of Daesh terrorist group especially in Tikrit. He asserted that the Iraqi people strongly support the national army against the extremist terrorist groups. For his part, Sisi wished that Iraq could restore stability and security.

On 12/1/2015, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said Egypt supports the unity and stability of Iraq and denounced all terrorism acts committed by Daesh and other militant groups.

Sisi called In a meeting with visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi for exerting more joint efforts in combating terrorism.

On 17/12/2014, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri met Iraqi President Fuad Masoum. Shoukri  arrived in Baghdad  earlier in the day on his second visit to Iraq since assuming post

Shoukri will hand over a message from President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to the Iraqi President.

On 11/7/2014, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and acting Foreign Minister Hussain al-Shahristani during his current visit to Baghdad.

During the meetings, Shoukri reviewed Egypt's viewpoint concerning the Iraqi crisis, asserting the importance of reaching a national government that includes all Iraqi parties.

On July 23, 2010, Hoshyar Zebari officially inaugurates the embassy.

 

On July 6, 2010, Mr. Massoud Barzani, Kurdistan's president visited the Arab Republic of Egypt accompanied by a large delegation of officials from the region.

 

On July 4, 2010, visit by Mr. Adel Abdul Mahdi, Vice-President of the Republic of Iraq to Cairo, where he met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Investment and electricity.

 

On 25 to 29 July 2010, a high-level visit by a delegation of businessmen to the Kurdistan region of Iraq, headed by Ambassador Mohamed Qasim Assistant Foreign Minister for Arab Affairs and Prof. Ibrahim Ashmawi Assistant Minister of Investment.

 

On 21 to 24 June 2010, Ambassador Mohamed Qasim Assistant Foreign Minister for Arab Affairs visited Baghdad.

 

In May 2010 (Cairo), Visit of Ambassador Labeed Abawi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iraq to Cairo to attend the preparatory meetings for the second session of the Joint Higher Committee.

 

On 8 to 9 May 2010, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani visit to Cairo and met with former President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak and former Prime Minister Dr. Ahmed Nazif and Minister Omar Suleiman, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Farouk Hosny former minister of culture.

 

On 23 to 26 February 2010, visit of Iraqi Vice President Mr. Tareq al-Hashemi to Cairo.

 

On January 24, 2010, the Egyptian Diplomatic Institute organized a training course for 15 Iraqi diplomat.

 

On December 20, 2009, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki visit to Cairo and the signing of memoranda of understanding between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Republic of Iraq.

 

On 2 to 3 November 2009, The Joint Commission held between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Republic of Iraq.

 

Economic Relations

The volume of trade exchange between Egypt and Iraq, amounts to a total of 345 million as exports to Iraq and nearly 23 million dollars as imports (2008 estimates).

 

Contractual Framework

 

In November 2009, the Joint Commission held between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Republic of Iraq, a number of agreements was signed , as follows:

• Memorandum of understanding for cooperation between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs.

• Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in the consular area.

• Educational cooperation agreement.

• Memorandum of Understanding in the field of technical cooperation for the protection of the environment.

• Memorandum of Understanding on Cultural Cooperation.

• Memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of youth.

• Memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of sports.

• Memorandum of Understanding in the field of organization and participation and the establishment of construction companies and consultancy offices.

• An executive program for cultural and scientific cooperation.

• Memorandum of Understanding in the field of training and qualification of medical staff and health.

• Memorandum of understanding for tourism cooperation.

• Memorandum of Understanding in the field of scientific and technical cooperation in the agricultural field.

• Memorandum of Understanding in the field of scientific research for scientific and technological cooperation.

• Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in the field of communications and information technology.

• Memorandum of Understanding in the field of security cooperation.

• Memorandum of Understanding in the field of social affairs.

• Memorandum of Understanding in the field of social insurance.

 

 


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