Interior Minister Meets His Egyptian Counterpart In Cairo To Discuss Joint Security Cooperation/ More

Baghdad Egyptian Interior Minister Mahmoud Tawfiq received Othman Al-Ghanimi, Minister of the Interior, who is currently visiting Cairo at the head of a delegation of his aides to conduct security consultations aimed at consolidating partnership relations between the two ministries of the Interior and discussing a number of issues of common interest.

During the meeting, the two sides reviewed aspects of cooperation between the interior ministries of the two countries and methods of strengthening them, in addition to the latest developments in regional security issues.

Al-Ghanimi expressed his appreciation for the efforts of the Ministry of Interior agencies and their effective role in combating terrorism and extremist organizations, noting that his visit to Cairo comes within the framework of close relations and continuous consultation between officials of the two brotherly countries, stressing his country’s interest in exchanging experiences with the Egyptian security services that are known for their efficiency, as well as his aspiration to enhance communication channels and mechanisms for exchanging information between the two sides in light of the security challenges imposed by the current political and security situations in a number of countries in the region.

For his part, Minister of Interior Mahmoud Tawfiq stressed the importance of his Iraqi counterpart’s visit to Cairo in the context of exchanging security visions related to combating terrorism and extremist ideology at the regional level, pointing to the Ministry of Interior’s keenness to build bridges of communication with the Iraqi security services in light of the common ties and the close historical relations that link between the two brotherly countries.

The Egyptian Minister of Interior also welcomed the strengthening of mechanisms for exchanging experiences and information with the Iraqi side, based on his full belief in the importance of supporting the message of security and stability in the Arab countries, stressing the inevitability of concerted Arab and international efforts to besiege all negative phenomena resulting from the spread of terrorism and extremist ideology in light of the new data and developments on the regional scene during the last period.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency