Jordan’s King Abdullah hosts summit with Egyptian President Sisi, Iraqi PM Kadhimi

Jordanian King Abdullah II (C) arriving with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L) and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi (R) ahead of the summit in the capital Amman. (AFP)

Jordanian King Abdullah II, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi held in Amman on Tuesday - the third trilateral summit between their countries, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The summit, according to the SPA report covered expanding economic, trade, and investment cooperation, in the service of shared interests and Arab causes.

Discussions at the summit also covered regional developments and means to bolster coordination and consultation between Jordan, Egypt and Iraq on issues of mutual concern.

Jordan, Egypt and Iraq have held similar meetings in the past two years, mostly focused on infrastructure and coordinating the fight against extremists.

Iraqi minister tests positive for COVID-19

The summit was held with extra precautions, officials said, after Iraq’s telecommunications minister tested positive for COVID-19.

Minister Arkan al-Shaybani and fellow Iraqi officials were tested upon landing in Amman on Friday and the entire delegation was placed in quarantine after the minister tested positive, according to a statement by Jordan’s information minister Amjad al-Adayla.

-- With AFP

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