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King, Iraqi president hold talks in Amman


[5/18/2017 9:48:47 AM]

AMMONNEWS - His Majesty King Abdullah II on Thursday, held talks with Iraqi President Fuad Masoum on the historic ties between the two countries, developments in Iraq as well as current regional developments.

During a one-on-one meeting Al Al Husseiniya Palace followed by expanded talks attended by senior officials from both countries, the two leaders highlighted the strong ties between Jordan and Iraq as well as the importance of boosting cooperation and coordination, mainly in the political, economic and security fields and activating work of the joint committees to boost economic cooperation.

The King said that both countries have a united stance on the fight against terrorism, noting that Jordan is keen on the unity, stability and prosperity of Iraq.

The King and the Iraqi president stressed the importance of securing border crossings as well as the international highway between the two countries and accelerating the construction of the oil pipeline between the Iraqi city of Basra and the Port city of Aqaba.

The Iraqi president highlighted the importance of the oil pipeline between the two countries, adding that work is underway to reopen the international highway as it is a priority for Iraq.

Talks during the meeting, which was attended by top officials from both sides, also dealt with progress that have been achieved in the fight against the Daesh terrorist group, in addition to efforts that aim at achieving national reconciliation with the participation of all components of the Iraqi society.

The King and the Iraqi president also discussed current regional developments as well as the need to reach political solutions to regional crises.

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