TNN : Leaders of UAE, Egypt, Bahrain, Jordan and Iraq to meet on Tuesday

President Sheikh Mohamed, King Abdullah II of Jordan, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, King Hamad of Bahrain and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi view a model of a resort in El Alamein, Egypt, which was inaugurated on August 24. All photos: UAE Presidential Court

Les dirigeants des Émirats arabes unis, de l’Égypte, de Bahreïn, de la Jordanie et de l’Irak se réuniront mardi

Analysts say summit on Egypt’s Mediterranean coast offers hope for closer inter-Arab cooperation/Selon des analystes, le sommet sur la côte méditerranéenne égyptienne offre l’espoir d’une coopération interarabe plus étroite

The leaders of the UAE, Egypt, Bahrain, Jordan and Iraq have gathered on Egypt’s Mediterranean coast for a summit that has been hailed as an opportunity to enhance inter-Arab partnerships.

President Sheikh Mohamed arrived in the coastal city of New Alamein on Sunday, where he and Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi were joined Monday by Bahrain’s King Hamad, Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi.

The five leaders held an informal meeting on Monday, a day before the summit on Tuesday, the Egyptian presidential office said.

Tuesday’s meeting of the five leaders come as many Arab nations — including Egypt and Jordan — are struggling to cope with the impact on their economies of the Russia-Ukraine war. The conflict, involving two of the world’s biggest grain producers, has resulted in soaring food and energy prices.

Diplomatic sources familiar with the agenda of Tuesday’s meeting said talks between the five leaders would focus on energy and food security, as well as reviewing economic co-operation.

The leaders would also consider Arab national security and regional and international issues, they said. READ MORE