PM Kadhimi to attend ‘mini-Arab summit’ in Egypt

Rudaw: ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi is set to visit Egypt on Monday to participate in a “mini-Arab summit” with regional leaders in an effort to agree on a unified stance on various international issues.

Leaders of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, and Bahrain are also expected to attend the summit to address several topics, including the Palestinian issue and regional security challenges, reported state media.

“Kadhimi will confirm to the mini-Arab summit the Iraqi government’s efforts to continue supporting dialogue between brothers in the region and Iraq’s keenness to continue the policy of balance in relations and security stability in the country,” a government source told the media outlet. Read more…

Erdogan welcomes Abbas to Turkey a week after fully restoring ties with Israel

The Times of Israel: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was welcomed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday just a week after Turkey and Israel announced a full upgrade of diplomatic ties.

With Erdogan playing host to Abbas for the second time this year, the visit is widely considered an attempt to reassure the PA president that Turkey’s support for the Palestinians will not waver despite its renewed relations with the Jewish state.

Speaking at a joint media event in Ankara, the Turkish capital, Erdogan said “the steps taken in our relations with Israel will in no way diminish our support for the Palestinian cause.” Read more…

Turkey defends its vision of a two-state solution on every platform, and we have clearly demonstrated our response to the Israeli attacks and civilian casualties,” Erdogan said.

The Times of Israel