A prospective tripartite summit between Egypt, Jordan and Iraq leaders

Cairo, Amman and Baghdad intensified their preparations for a forthcoming tripartite summit of leaders of Egypt, Jordan and Iraq, which is the third after two previous summits.

The three Arab countries seek to coordinate their positions on Middle East issues in international and regional forums.

Recently, a meeting of the Egyptian and Jordanian Foreign Ministers, Sameh Shoukry and Ayman Safadi revealed a trilateral summit between the leaders of the three countries, which is being prepared without revealing its date, according to the Jordanian newspaper Al-Ghad.

In 2019, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and the Iraqi President Barham Salih and Jordanian King Abdullah II held two summits, the first of which was hosted by Cairo in March, and the second in New York in September of the same year.

The three countries focus on promoting a common vision regarding Arab files, and this was evident from an Egyptian-Jordanian coordination regarding the Palestinian issue, led by the Israeli annexation step.

Egypt, Jordan and Iraq maintain a common vision on the Libyan file, and the need to end Turkish intervention in this country.

Iraq and Jordan have shown, during the past months, unlimited support for the position of Egypt and Sudan regarding the crisis of the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

On the other hand, Cairo condemned, on July 3 this year, the continuation of Turkish violations of Iraqi lands, explaining that it was doing this in disguise with weak national security claims, and considered it as "provocative" acts.

Energy and electrical interconnection projects are at the forefront of economic interests among the three countries, in addition to unlimited support from Cairo and Amman to Baghdad in the areas of counter-terrorism and reconstruction.

According to Al-Ghad newspaper quoted former Jordanian diplomat Samir Masarwa, this tripartite alliance constitutes a strong point of balance in the Middle East region against Iranian-Turkish expansion.

During the previous two summits, the three Arab countries agreed to cooperate in the fight against terrorism and adhere to the Arab Peace Initiative to solve the Palestinian issue, the need to activate the Arab role in Syria, and work to enhance integration, economic, commercial and energy cooperation, within a specific time plan.

Of note, the previous second summit of leaders of the three countries stressed the importance of preserving the security of the Arab Gulf region, and ensuring freedom of navigation, as a basic component of Arab national security, and full solidarity with Saudi Arabia in the face of the attacks on its oil installations.


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