Iraqi president urges end to wars, conflicts in Middle East

Iraqi President Barham Saleh

Baghdad ( – Iraqi President Barham Saleh stressed on Saturday the need for putting an end to regional wars and conflicts, which claim the lives of innocent people and deplete a lot of the region’s natural resources.

The president made the remarks during a meeting with visiting Jordanian Prime Minister Omar Razzaz and his accompanying delegation at al-Salam palace in Baghdad, the Arabic-language Almaalomah news website quoted the Iraqi presidency as saying in a statement.

They discussed means of boosting bilateral cooperation in the fields of industry, trade and energy, as well as ways to increase join strategic projects in a manner that achieves economic integration between the two countries, the statement read.

Saleh stressed during the meeting the “importance of strengthening ties of brotherhood and developing constructive cooperation between Iraq and Jordan.”

He also reiterated Iraq’s keenness to strengthen bilateral relations to achieve the aspirations of the two brotherly peoples.

Speaking about the security situation in the region, Saleh called for establishing the foundations of peace and stability and putting an end to regional wars and conflicts, which deplete a lot of the region’s human and material resources.

Razzaz, meanwhile, reiterated his country’s support for Iraq in all fields, expressing readiness to take part in the reconstruction of Iraqi cities.

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