CAIRO: Iraq wants to learn from Egypt’s experience fighting “terrorism” in order to reestablish its security services, Iraqi ambassador Dhiya al-Dabbas told El-Sayyed el-Badawi, head of New Wafd Party, during a Tuesday meeting, according to a statement on the party’s official website.
Dabbas said he was keen to contact the New Wafd Party as “it is one of the oldest political parties in Egypt,” while Badawy said Iraq is an added power to the Arab world which could rise again after eradicating “terrorism.”
Badawy said Egypt defeated “terrorism” in the nineties and “will defeat it again because the people and all state institutions are united against it.”
Iraq is still suffering from the toll of war and “terrorism,” Dabbas said, adding that his government strongly wants Egyptian labor to return to Iraq.
Egyptian construction and gas companies were recently hired by the Iraqi government to embark on major projects in the country, Dabbas added.
The ambassador said that Iraq is planning to send Iraqi students to study in Egypt.