Iraqi PM heads to Egypt for talks on resisting terrorism
Baghdad, April 22 (NNN-KUNA) Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki headed Sunday to Egypt as part of an Arab tour that would also take him to Kuwait.
A statement issued by Al-Maliki's office said the prime minister would be holding talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak over bilateral relations and cooperation in the military, political, and economic fields, as well as counter-terrorism and supporting Iraq's unity.
It said talks between Al-Maliki and Mubarak would also include means to guarantee the success of the International Compact for Iraq meeting in Sharm El-Sheikh, slated for May, as well as the meeting of Iraq's neighbors.
Meanwhile, MP Hassan Al-Sunaid, an aide to Al-Maliki, said the Iraqi prime minister would be arriving in Kuwait on April 25 to discuss a number of issues, including "Iraq's neighbors and bilateral relations with Kuwait."
He said Al-Maliki would "invite the Kuwaiti government to inaugurate its embassy in Baghdad." Al-Maliki will meet with top Kuwaiti officials and businessmen to promote investment in his country.
The delegation also groups Interior Minister Jawad Al-Boulani, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Rafae Al-Essawi, National Security Advisor Dr. Muwafaq Al-Ribaie, and a number of advisors.