Egypt, Jordan support Iraqi efforts to eliminate ISIS

Egypt and Jordan have agreed to support Iraq’s efforts to eliminate "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) remnants, Egypt’s Ahram Online reported Sunday (August 4th).

The foreign ministers of the three countries agreed on co-operation in combating terrorism and in drying up terrorist funding sources, as well as shutting down extremist media platforms.

Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shoukry, Jordanian foreign minister Ayman Al-Safadi, and Iraqi foreign minister Mohamed Ali al-Hakim met in Baghdad Sunday to follow-up on the implementation of the outcomes of the previous tripartite summit held in Cairo last March.

They discussed boosting co-operation between the three countries with the aim of investing in political, economic and cultural fields.

They also stressed the importance of holding meetings in Baghdad soon to bolster economic integration and co-operation. The meetings will look to develop joint industrial areas and co-operate in the fields of energy and infrastructure and reconstruction.

They also discussed the importance of intensifying efforts to quell escalations in the Gulf region, and agreed to hold periodic meetings, with the upcoming meeting set to be held in Jordan.

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