Egypt’s official news agency reported that foreign ministers from Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq came together in Cairo on Monday, to discuss developments in the region. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry received his Jordanian and Iraqi counterparts Ayman Safadi and Fouad Hussein. Upon being asked to comment on the meeting, Egypt Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Hafez stated that the main objective of the meeting is the latest developments in the region, particularly the Palestinian peace process, and the situations in Syria, Yemen, and Libya.
They searched ways to promote joint Arab action in reaching peaceful solutions to the conflicts in the region, as well as to determine how they should approach the new US administration under President Joe Biden. Spokesman Hafez added that challenges regarding water issues in the region is another topic discussed in the meeting.
Egypt hosts the Palestinian national dialogue, which begins with the participation of different factions earlier on Monday, as well. These three countries met three times in the last two years, in Egypt and the US in 2019, and in 2020 in Jordan.