The leaders of Iraq, Jordan and Egypt met in Baghdad for their fourth trilateral summit on 27 June. The three states are aiming to form a new geopolitical alliance, what Baghdad has coined the “New Mashreq”, on the derelict geography of the old orient.

Aside from statements of mutual political support on various regional issues, the final communique reiterated a desire to strengthen regional economic integration with a focus on three key energy projects: (CONTINUED - 1033 WORDS)