AMMAN: Jordan hosts a Middle East summit Tuesday bringing together regional and international players hoping to help resolve regional crises, particularly in neighboring Iraq.
Representatives from key countries in the Middle East and the wider international community, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Turkey and Iran, will gather to discuss ways to help Iraq and support its sovereignty, security and stability, the Jordan News Agency reported.
The “Baghdad II” meeting, which will also include officials from France and the European Union, follows an August 2021 summit in Iraq’s capital organized at the initiative of French President Emmanuel Macron.
Iraq only recently arrived at a fragile compromise government after a year of political stalemate.
The summit, held on the shores of the Dead Sea, aims to “provide support for the stability, security and prosperity of Iraq,” the French presidency said in a statement, adding it hopes this will benefit “the entire region.”
The first session of the conference took place in August in Baghdad at the invitation of Jordan’s King Abdullah II, in coordination with French President Emmanuel Macron and Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani.