Foreign minister Dr. Ibrahim Al-Jaafari received a phone call from his Egyptian counterpart Mr. Samih Shukri to discuss about the measurements of the Egyptian airports to receive the Iraqi travelers through tourist companies.
Both sides agreed on the necessity of finding quick solutions and coordinate with the concerned Egyptian authorities to receive Iraqis who are willing to visit Egypt.
Al-Jaafari stressed that he had followed up with the Iraqi embassy in Cairo that the Egyptian authorities did not inform any Iraqi authority about the reason for taking this action. He called for the necessity of canceling the decision and stressing on the importance of facilitating the travel procedures of Iraqis to Egypt because of its great impact on bilateral relations Between Iraq and Egypt.
From his side, the Egyptian Foreign Minister expressed his regret over the action taken by the Egyptian security authorities towards the Iraqi tourism companies, stressing that he will continue to remove obstacles to Iraqis wishing to visit Cairo in the context of deepening relations and cooperation in all fields.