Egypt's Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli lauded the depth of traditional relations and strength of longstanding cooperation between Egypt and Iraq at a meeting with visiting Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi and his accompanying delegation on Thursday.
Halbousi, who is in Cairo to attend an Arab parliamentary conference,
asserted Iraq's interest in furthering bilateral ties and keenness on the participation of Egyptian companies in its reconstruction projects.
He invited Madbouli to visit Iraq and stand on investment opportunities available in it to promote bilateral relations in the different domains.
The Egyptian PM congratulated him on his new post.
Madbouli asserted Egypt's continuing support to Iraq and readiness to participate in its post-war reconstruction process.
He emphasized Egypt's firm stance in backing Iraqi unity and sovereignty and rejecting any foreign interference in its internal affairs.
Madbouli praised the fruitful cooperation between both countries in the petroleum sector and underlined the need for boosting cooperation and dialogue between Al Azhar and Iraq's religious institutions to face extremist thought.