Joint Final Statement of the Egyptian-Jordanian-Iraqi Tripartite Summit

1. A tripartite Egyptian-Jordanian-Iraqi summit was held in Cairo on March 24, 2019. It included President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi of the Arab Republic of Egypt, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan, and His Excellency Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq, Adel Abdul Mahdi. The summit tackled coordination and integration among the three countries.

2. The leaders valued the deep historical relations between their countries, stressing the importance of working to enhance the level of coordination between the three countries, and to take advantage of the potential offered by their geographical connection and the integration of their strategic and economic interests, in addition to the historical, social and cultural ties binding the three peoples under the delicate conditions of the Arab nation and the unprecedented challenges faced by Arab national security.

3. The leaders reviewed the latest developments in the region, stressing their determination to strategically cooperate and coordinate with the rest of their Arab brothers to restore stability in the region, find solutions to the crises facing a number of Arab countries, and support the Palestinian people’s access to all their legitimate rights, including the establishment of a state on its national soil with East Jerusalem as its capital, in accordance with the resolutions of the international legitimacy. They also discussed the crises in Syria, Libya, Yemen and elsewhere in the region. They hoped the next Arab summit in Tunisia will lead to restoring solidarity and promoting joint action within the framework of the League of Arab States.

4. The three leaders also stressed the importance of combating terrorism in all its forms and confronting all those who support terrorism by financing or arming or providing safe havens and media platforms, stressing the importance of completing the comprehensive fight against terrorism, especially in light of the victory achieved by Iraq in the battle against ISIS and the end of reign when Daesh (ISIS) controlled parts of Syria. The leaders also stressed their full support for the Iraqi efforts to complete the reconstruction and the return of the displaced, and ensure the rights of its citizens violated by this terrorist group.

5. The leaders stressed the importance of intensive and coordinated action to strengthen the institutions of the modern state of nation in the Arab region, being the real guarantee against the dangers of fragmentation, terrorism and sectarian divisions that contradict the spirit of citizenship and democratic institutions, protect the independence of Arab countries and prevent interference in their internal affairs.

6. The leaders discussed a number of ideas to enhance economic integration and cooperation among the three countries, including the promotion and development of joint industrial zones, cooperation in energy, infrastructure, reconstruction and other sectors of development cooperation, in addition to increasing trade exchange, joint investments and boosting cultural ties.

7. The leaders agreed on the importance of meeting periodically to coordinate positions and policies in order to realize the interests of their peoples in stability and economic boom and achieve common goals through cooperation with brotherly and friendly countries and building balanced international relations.

8. The leaders also decided to set up a working group to follow up the outcome of this summit, under the auspices of the three leaders, to coordinate economic, developmental, political, security and cultural cooperation and agreed to resume the meeting at a date and place due to be agreed later on.

Source: State Information Service Egypt