Cairo— During his meeting with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Ammar al-Hakim, the leader of Iraq’s Shiaa National Alliance bloc in the Iraqi parliament, hoped that Egypt will play significant roles in the re-construction of the Iraqi war-torn areas, especially Mosul, and other towns that were recently liberated from the grip of the self-proclaimed ISIS group.
The militant group (ISIS or ISIL) has already wreaked havoc on these areas, destroying thousands of homes, displacing thousands of people and killing many others.
“We hope that Egypt will support any course of action to settle the turmoil in Iraq, considering the significance of helping displaced people to return to their hometowns,” Al-Hakim said.
On the economic side, al-Hakim shared the plans of a new oil pipeline project that will run from Basra to Sinai via the Jordanian port city of al Aqaba, within a joint framework of Egyptian, Jordanian, and Iraqi cooperation, boosting Iraqi-Arab relations.
With regard to tourism, al-Hakim aspires for a swift return of Iraqi tourists to Egypt, expressing his country’s readiness to provide all necessary accommodations and facilitation in this regard.
Al-Hakim will speak this evening in front of the Cultural Salon organized by Dr. Mohammed Abu Kallal, representative of the Iraqi Parliament’s Citizen bloc. To be held at one of Cairo’s major hotels, al-Hakim will present, in this gathering, his general view on the objectives and aspirations of his visit that he has just concluded today.