How did President Sisi succeed in returning the historical and political embrace between the Nile and Euphrates

Iraq and Egypt have historical relations that date back to the beginning of the last century, when both countries gained their independence, which President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi recently emphasized, through the speedy implementation of joint projects with Iraq and support for its security and stability.

Since President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi took office in 2014, he has attached great importance to Iraq, as he openly declared that Egypt supports Baghdad and its army in the fight against terrorism.

There was no occasion when Egypt was next to Iraq, which led to Baghdad declaring its willingness to support Egypt and provide its oil needs, and the matter now developed into a good formula, which is oil in exchange for reconstruction, which requires fulfilling Iraq’s structural needs in exchange for oil shipments to Egyptian companies.

Diplomatic relations were established between the two countries, who were among the founders of the League of Arab States in the mid-1940s, then the two countries concluded many economic agreements such as the Arab Common Market and military agreements such as the Arab Joint Defense Agreement and the Tripartite Unity Project.

The Egyptian-Iraqi relations are historical and well-established, as Iraq stood by Egypt in the October 1973 war and Egypt stood by Iraq in its war against Iran during the period 1980-1988, and Egypt was one of the first countries to host the Conference of Iraq’s Neighboring Countries in Sharm el-Sheikh in 2007, in addition to coordinating The ongoing cooperation between the two countries in order to restore Iraq to its position and role in the Arab security equation, and this was embodied in several meetings of joint coordination between the two countries, the most recent of which was the visit of the Iraqi Defense Minister to Egypt in November 2020, as well as the tripartite coordination between Egypt, Jordan and Iraq at the Amman Summit on August 25, 2020. In addition to the meeting of the Egyptian-Iraqi Higher Committee in Baghdad from 28-31 October 2020, headed by Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi.

Iraq and Egypt have recently deepened their bilateral cooperation by signing 15 agreements, memoranda of understanding and cooperation protocols in several fields, during the meetings of the “High Joint Committee” between the two sides, which held its work in Baghdad last year, and was chaired by Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly, and his Iraqi counterpart Mustafa Al-Kazemi, with the participation of Members of the Egyptian and Iraqi sides, and a number of government officials in the two countries.

Egypt’s policy constants towards Iraq emphasized the need to preserve Iraq’s unity and sovereignty, and reject all forms of foreign interference in its affairs, or illegal attacks within its borders.

At the same time, Egypt always stresses its full understanding of the political, historical and geographical peculiarities of Iraq, which qualifies it to be an arena for the convergence of interests and not for their conflict, or for regional and international competition.

And recently, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, “thanked the Egyptian people and President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi for the medical aid that Egypt sent to Iraq, and Egypt’s provision of free treatment to the Iraqis.”

Al-Kazemi also praised “the boom that occurred in Egypt in a number of sectors, especially electricity, roads and housing,” noting “the possibility of cooperation between the two countries in these files.”

Egyptian companies have recently participated in the development of infrastructure, reconstruction efforts, and the development and development of the construction and housing sector in Iraq, where the reconstruction operations have contributed to providing job opportunities and transferring their expertise to Iraqi cadres in this field.

Al-Janban recently concluded several agreements in various fields such as petroleum and mineral wealth, a memorandum of understanding for cooperation, training and exchange of experiences in the field of justice and the judiciary, and a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of water resources and irrigation, and another between the Iraq Stock Exchange and the Egyptian Stock Exchange.

Those agreements also included joint cooperation in the field of transportation and housing, where officials of the two countries signed two memoranda of understanding in the “field of roads and bridges,” and a “draft memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of housing and construction.” Egypt and Iraq also signed a memorandum of understanding in the field of investment, and a joint cooperation protocol between The Iraqi Federation of Industries and its Egyptian counterpart.
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