Egypt, Jordan, Iraq stress importance of Gulf security

Egypt, Jordan and Iraq on Monday (September 23rd) stressed the importance of preserving Gulf security and ensuring free navigation in the region in response to recent attacks on Saudi oil facilities, Egypt’s Ahram Online reported.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Jordan's King Abdullah, and Iraqi President Barham Salih held a tripartite summit in New York on the sidelines of the 74th UN General Assembly, the Egyptian presidency said.

The three leaders said that safeguarding Gulf security is integral to the national security of Arab countries, as well as affirming the importance of avoiding further escalations that would negatively affect stability in the region.

During their meeting, the leaders also agreed on the importance of comprehensive political solutions to the crises in Syria, Libya and Yemen.

The leaders affirmed the necessity of eliminating terrorist organisations, as well as combating the political, financial and media support such groups receive.

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