Egypt with­draws Arab Labour Or­gan­i­sa­tion can­di­date in favour of Iraq

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Egypt’s Min­is­ter of Man­power Mo­hammed Saafan an­nounced on Satur­day that Egypt has with­drawn its can­di­date for lead­ing the Arab La­bor Or­gan­i­sa­tion (ALO) in favour of the Iraqi can­di­date Mo­hammed Shia’ Al Su­dani, as an as­ser­tion of the agree­ment prin­ci­ple, state me­dia re­ported.

The elec­tion for se­lect­ing the news chair­per­son and two deputies of the or­gan­i­sa­tion was held dur­ing the meet­ing of the 87th round of the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s chair­man­ship.

The elec­tions also re­sulted in se­lect­ing the Bahraini Oth­man Sharif, and the Egyp­tian Gibali Maraghy as deputies of the chair­per­son.

In a sim­i­lar step, Iraq has pulled out its can­di­date for lead­ing the United Na­tions Ed­u­ca­tional,Sci­en­tific and Cul­tural Or­ga­ni­za­tion (UNESCO),Saleh El-Has­naoui,onThurs­day in favour of the Egyp­tian can­di­date Mushira Khat­tab.

A state­ment by the Iraqi Em­bassy in Egypt de­scribed the move as part of bi­lat­eral co­op­er­a­tion with Egypt in re­gional and in­ter­na­tional fo­rums.

Egypt and Iraq has good re­la­tions espe­cially in the last year, as Egypt sup­ports the Iraqi govern­ment in its con­flict with the govern­ment of Iraqi Kur­dis­tan, which held an in­de­pen­dence ref­er­en­dum two weeks ago to sep­a­rate it­self from Iraq. Egypt also sus­pended di­rect air flights to the Iraqi Kur­dish re­gion based on the Iraqi govern­ment’s re­quest.

Egypt with­drew its can­di­date for lead­ing the Arab La­bor Or­gan­i­sa­tion (ALO) in favour of the Iraqi can­di­date

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