A meeting of foreign ministers and intelligence chiefs from Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq convened in Cairo on Saturday, a statement by Egypt s foreign ministry read.
The Saturday meetings come in preparation for the tripartite summit which is expected to be held between President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and King Abdullah of Jordan, spokesperson to the Egyptian FM Ahmed Hafez explained.
The summit aims "to enhance cooperation and integration between the three countries in various fields, thus contributing to advancing the process of cooperation and joint Arab action and achieving greater progress, prosperity, and development for the peoples of the region," the statement read.
Hafez added that the meeting also witnessed an exchange of views on the most important regional issues and common security challenges that concern the Arab region and its peoples, including ways to restore security and stability in the region.
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and the head of the General Intelligence Service Abbas Kamel will represent Egypt at the meeting, MENA reported.