December 21, 2009
CAIRO — Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari called on Monday for a stronger Egyptian presence in Iraq to create balance in his country, which has been plagued by a recent spate of deadly attacks.
[efoods]Iraq “welcomes Egypt’s strong return to Iraq through its embassy in Baghdad,” Zebari told reporters after talks between Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.
In November, a new Egyptian ambassador took up his position in Baghdad, which had been vacant since Cairo’s charge d’affaires was murdered in Iraq in 2005.
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