Baghdad summit postponed following Egypt train crash

Cairo: A summit of Egyptian, Jordanian and Iraqi leaders, which was scheduled for Saturday in Baghdad, has been postponed in solidarity with Egypt following a deadly train crash, Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi.

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Two trains collided in Sohag, south of Cairo, on Friday, killing 32 people and injuring 165 others, according to the Egyptian Health Ministry.

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Al Kadhimi offered condolences to Egypt and said his summit with Egyptian President Abdul Fattah Al Sissi and King Abdullah II of Jordan has postponed to a later today.

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“In solidarity with the tragedy of our brethren, we declare the postponement of the trilateral summit in Baghdad to be held very soon,” the Iraqi premier added in a statement.

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He said that the foreign ministers of the three countries will meet next week to set a new date for the summit.

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In recent years, Egypt, Jordan and Iraq have boosted their links with their leaders frequently meeting for coordination.

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