Egypt's Mubarak meets Iraqi PM on co-op

21:55, December 21, 2009      

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Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (R1) and Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif (L1) meet with visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Cairo, capital of Egypt, on Dec. 21, 2009. (Xinhua/Zhang Ning)

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak received Monday Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for talks on the latest regional developments and ways to promote bilateral relations and trade and investment cooperation between Egypt and Iraq.

The meeting covered the contribution of Egyptian companies to development and infrastructure ventures in Iraq.

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari described the meeting as positive, cordial and important for the development of Egypt-Iraq ties.


Visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki talks with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (unseen in photo) during their meeting in Cairo, capital of Egypt, on Dec. 21, 2009. (Xinhua/Zhang Ning)

During the meeting, Maliki briefed the Egyptian president on the latest political developments in Iraq as well as the ongoing democratic process in the country in light of the upcoming Iraqi elections, slated for March 7., Zebari said.

The two leaders also discuss security situation in Iraq and bombings targeting the Iraqi government, Zebari added.


Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (R) meets with visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Cairo, capital of Egypt, on Dec. 21, 2009. (Xinhua/Zhang Ning)
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