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Jordan, Iraq discuss bilateral relations, regional developments

King Abdullah II of Jordan during his meeting with Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari In Amman. Petra


Amman (Iraqinews.com) – Jordanian King Abdullah II met on Monday with visiting Iraqi Foreign Minster Ibrahim Jaafari to discuss bilateral ties and developments in Iraq, Jordan’s Petra news agency reported.

“Jordan and Iraq are bound by brotherly and historic relations,” the Jordanian king told the top Iraqi diplomat and his accompanying delegation, voicing his keenness on sustaining two-way cooperation in all fields, particularly in the economic and trade domains to serve interests of the two countries.

“We are in the same trench in the fight against terrorism,” King Abdullah said, emphasizing that Jordan is looking forward to seeing Iraq as a pillar of security and peace in the region.

The king, moreover, voiced Jordan’s support for its Arab neighboring country in its war against terrorism and the Iraqi armed forces’ endeavors in this regard.

He also noted the importance of the inclusion of all sections of the Iraqi society in the political process, and voiced the hope for holding successful parliamentary elections in the Arab country.

Talks also touched on developments in the Middle East and efforts to realize political solutions to regional crises.

The Iraqi minister, for his part, lauded Jordan’s firm stance towards the unity of Iraq and supporting it to address its challenges.

“King Abdullah’s stance is honorable and will be recorded in history,” Jaafari noted.

He also voiced his country’s commitment to further consolidate relations with Jordan and expand bilateral cooperation to serve the interests of both countries’ peoples.


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