King Salman meets with Egypt’s Sisi, Iraq’s Abadi

Saudi's King Salman meets with Sisi at the Arab summit in Amman, Jordan. (AFP)

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz met with Egyptian President Abdelfattah al-Sisi on the sidelines of the ongoing Arab summit in Jordan on Wednesday, Al Arabiya reported.

The meeting took place immediately after Sisi ended his speech at the Summit where issues related to terrorism and Iranian intervention in the region were discussed.

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir announced that the Saudi king invited the Egyptian president to visit the kingdom next month, while Sisi also invited the king to visit Egypt.

Jubeir pointed out that the meeting will deal with Iran and its dangerous interference in Arab affairs and its support of terrorism.

Jubeir added that Egypt is among the founding countries of the coalition that supports the legitimacy of Yemen and the Islamic coalition against terrorism.

The Egyptian foreign minister said that the strategic alliance between the two countries is indispensable for reaching stability in the region.

King Salman also met with Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Wednesday on the sidelines of the Arab summit in Jordan.

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Abadi spoke at the summit saying that “the Arab people are looking towards their leaders in the hopes that they take the necessary decisions and responsibilities needed to prevent external factors from influencing Arab states.”

He added that “no safe country can stand on its own, and our joy would not be complete if we defeat ISIS, but if we defeat terrorism in every Arab nation.”

Abadi also said on the war against ISIS, that without Iraqi unity, victory is futile and that the Iraqi army is welcome in all of Iraq.

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