Egyptian president and Iraqi defense minister discuss issues of common interest

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met Iraqi Defense Minister Juma Inad Saadoun and discussed issues of common interest with him.

The official spokesman for the presidency said the minister conveyed a message from Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi and that the message included appreciation for Egyptian efforts in support of Iraqi issues.

Iraq was looking forward to strengthening cooperation with Egypt and considered its role a “strategic depth for the Arab nation,” the message said.

Al-Kadhimi stressed that the main challenges were combating terrorism and achieving security, stability and development.