Egypt has announced that it supports all efforts exerted by the Iraqi government to achieve development, and enhance security and stability.
Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly made the remarks during talks with Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohamed Al-Halbousi in Cairo on Thursday.
The meeting was attended by Egyptian Minister for Parliamentary Council Affairs Alaa El-Din Fouad and Iraqi Ambassador to Cairo Ahmed Nayyef Al-Delimi as well as a number of Iraqi lawmakers.
The meeting discussed developing bilateral relations between the two countries and expanding cooperation in all fields.
The Egyptian PM praised the relations binding Egypt and Iraq, based on mutual respect, and highlighted that his visit to Baghdad last year led to agreements on a number of joint development projects.
Egyptian Government spokesman Ambassador Nader Saad said Halbousi hailed the Egyptian leadership’s backing for Iraq at regional and international forums.
The Iraqi speaker also asserted the importance of exchanging visits between the two countries' officials in the coming period, noting that the Iraqi parliament will support the implementation of a number of joint projects.
“The Iraqi parliament is keen to support cooperation and seek to achieve economic integration between the two countries,” Halbousi said.