Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi has proclaimed the postponement of the tripartite summit between Iraq, Egypt, and Jordan due to the Sohag train accident.
The prime minister conveyed, through his official Twitter account, his country’s sympathy towards Egypt and the families of the fatalities of Friday’s train crash in Sohag Governorate in Upper Egypt. The accident resulted in the death of 32 people and the harm of others.
“Our thoughts are with the families of the victims and we wish the injured a speedy recovery. In solidarity, we will postpone the trilateral summit to the near future,” he said.
The Jordanian-Egyptian-Iraqi summit was due to be convened in Baghdad at the end of this month, in the attendance of Jordan’s King Abdullah and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.
The Iraqi Foreign Ministry revealed that talks between the foreign ministers of the three countries have begun to set a new date for holding joint conferences as soon as possible, on the sidelines of the tripartite summit.
“As we recommence our commiserations to the government and people of the Arab Republic of Egypt for this painful catastrophe, we note that a tripartite meeting was planned to take place between the foreign ministers of these countries,” the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, on its official Twitter account.
A meeting was later planned to take place between the Iraqi Foreign Minister, Fuad Hussein, and his Egyptian and Jordanian counterparts, Sameh Shoukry, and Ayman Safadi, respectively.