Egyptian Minister of Petroleum Sameh Fahmy visited Iraq with a high-ranking delegation within the framework of cooperation between the two countries in the fields of oil and gas.

The visit is meant to activate a strategic agreement signed between both countries’ oil ministers in May 2009.

Fahmy met with outgoing Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and his Iraqi counterpart Hussain al-Shahristani. The Egyptian Ambassador here Sherif Shahin attended the meeting.

The meeting took up ways to give a boost to work in the field of natural gas and draw up programs to exchange natural gas between both states.

(SIS)