Al-Mulki, Iraqi counterpart discuss bilateral ties | Jordan News | Ammon News

Al-Mulki, Iraqi counterpart discuss bilateral ties

[10/23/2017 6:04:34 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Hani al-Mulki, late Sunday, discussed with his Iraqi counterpart, Haider al-Abadi means to boost bilateral ties in various fields as well as the latest developments in Iraq.

During the meeting, which was attended by a number of senior official from both sides, al-Mulki stressed the historical and strategic relations between Jordan and Iraq, affirming the importance of enhancing them in order to serve the interests of the two countries.

Al-Mulki stressed Jordan's support to Iraq in preserving its stability, security and territorial integrity. He also congratulating the Iraqi people over defeating the Daesh terrorist group.

The two officials pointed out that the reopening of the Turaibil border crossing between Jordan and Iraq will improve trade and investment relations as well as the movement between the two countries.

In this regard, al-Mulki praised the Iraqi government's efforts over the last period to reopen this vital crossing border which will benefit both countries and peoples.

The premier also discussed with his Iraqi counterpart the lists of Jordanian products that Amman has requested to be exempted from a 30 per cent levy imposed by Iraq on imported commodities after the Jordanian side completed compiling the list, which will be submitted to technical committees for endorsement.

The meeting also tackled steps that were taken to start the implementation of the oil pipe project from Basra city in Iraq to Jordan’s Aqaba Port.

For his part, al Abadi praised Jordan's stance under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II towards Iraq, stressing his country's keenness to further boost cooperation with Jordan in all fields, mainly in political, economic and trade domains.

The Iraqi prime minister and his accompanying delegation left Amman after concluding a short visit.

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