Iraqi president arrives in Cairo on first official visit

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Iraqi President Fuad Masum arrived on Monday in his first official visit to Cairo for bilateral talks with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, MENA reported.

The visit, which comes following an invitation by El-Sisi, is expected to last for three days.

In a welcoming ceremony, al-Sisi greeted the Iraqi president at the Ittihadeya presidential palace.

Masum is accompanied by a delegation including the Iraqi national security and agriculture ministers as well as a number of presidential advisers.

During their three-day visit, the delegation is expected to meet Egypt’s parliament speaker Ali Abdel-Al as well as Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed El-Tayeb.