A press release to Egypt Oil&Gas stated that the Egyptian Minister of Petroleum, Tarek El Molla, visited Iraq. While in the country, El Molla met with the Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al Abadi, and discussed possible bilateral relations between the two countries in the oil and gas field along with sharing expertise and trainings in the different levels of the petroleum industry. Furthermore, they discussed cooperation between Egypt, Iraq and Jordan and the importance for oil and gas industry to the three nations. They also discussed establishing joint ventures between Egypt and Iraq that would be specialized in drilling activities.

Additionally, El Molla met with The National Iraqi Alliance’s Chief, Ammar Al Hakim. Al Hakim stated Iraqi citizens value the country’s connection with Egypt. He added that he appreciated the efforts put forward by the Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah El Sisi, on the regional and international matters.

Furthermore, El Molla met with Iraqi Oil Minister, Jabbar al Luaibi, and discussed the establishment of a cooperative strategy between Egypt, Iraq and Jordon to serve mutual benefits. They also discussed Petrojet’s work in Iraq and the agreements between the Egyptian General Petroleum Company (EGPC) and Kuwait Energy to process oil and gas in Iraqi Fayhaa and Siba fields.