Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr met on Sunday with his Iraqi counterpart, Hoshyar Zebari, to discuss ways to settle Iraqi debts to Egypt.
Egypt's Foreign Affairs Ministry had sent a memo to Iraq over the issue, which involves US$408 million in debts owed by Iraq to Egyptian expats and companies that fled Iraq during the 1991 Gulf War.
Egyptian ministry spokesperson Amr Rushdy said in a press conference Sunday that the ministers also discussed ways of giving Egyptian workers and companies access to Iraqi markets. He said Iraq will respond to the request in the coming days.
The foreign ministers also discussed the situation in the Middle East, particularly the recent Arab League meeting on Syria.