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All you need to know about the Baghdad Summit "Participants and Objectives"



 A number of senior leaders and high-ranking figures in the Middle East began arriving in Iraq to attend a conference aimed at easing tensions in the region, with the participation of nine countries, led by Egypt represented by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, according to the official Iraqi agency.


According to experts, the meeting is an opportunity for Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi to present his recent efforts to portray Iraq as a neutral mediator in the region's crises, and to re-deal with the world after decades of internal conflict.


Summit goals

France is co-organizing the meeting, which is expected to discuss the regional water crisis, the war in Yemen and a severe economic and political crisis in Lebanon that has brought the country to a breaking point.


The office of French President Emmanuel Macron stated that French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Baghdad before the summit, and met Al-Kazemi as part of his goal to highlight France's role in the region and its determination to pressure the fight against terrorism.


He added that the French president considered Iraq "essential" to the stability of the turbulent Middle East.


"We all know that we must not lower our guard, because ISIS remains a threat, and I know that fighting these terrorist groups is a priority of your government," Macron said after the meeting.


Al-Kazemi responded that Iraq and France are "key partners in the war on terror."


Summit participants

Among the participants in the summit, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, Saudi Arabia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan, UAE Vice President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum heading to Baghdad at the head of the Emirati delegation, and Jordan's King Abdullah bin Al Hussein, according to Iraqi media.


Meanwhile, Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, heading a delegation of senior officials, left to attend the Baghdad Summit, which includes nine countries and a number of international organizations.


The Iraqi News Agency also reported that the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, is on his way to Baghdad to attend the regional conference.


Meanwhile, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian will represent Iran at the summit, and he has already arrived in Baghdad, according to the Iraqi News Agency.


For Iraq, hosting the talks is seen as an important step. After decades of conflict, the country is seeking to restore its leadership role and position in the Arab world with a policy of compromise and determination among the country's top leaders to maintain good relations with both Iran and the United States and its regional allies.

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