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Jordanian PM Calls On Abadi To Visit Amman

Baghdad, Jordanian Prime Minister Hani al-Mulqi called on Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to visit Amman and discuss issues of mutual interest to the two countries.

A statement of the foreign ministry said "The minister met in Amman with Jordanian Prime Minister Hani al-Mulqi, who stressed that Iraq today is a strong country and has emerged victorious over the enemy of terrorism and returned to take its role and prestige in the region thanks to the Iraqi championship and preserve their unity,".

"We have a lot of commons with Iraq and we are keen to strengthen joint cooperation, increase coordination and work on everything that will activate the interests between the two countries," al-Mulqi said during the meeting.

He said: "We are ready to contribute to the reconstruction of Iraq, and we emphasize the need to exchange visits between officials of the two countries; because of their significant impact in opening new horizons for joint action."

For his part, Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said that "the elimination of terrorist gangs would not have been easy without the unity of the Iraqis and the support of brotherly and friendly countries."

"The relations between Baghdad and Amman are witnessing great progress. The two countries are keen to activate common interests and face common dangers. You have a role in helping Iraq in its fight against terrorism, and we await your continued support in the reconstruction of Iraq's infrastructure," he said.

He added: "The strength of Iraq is your strength, and your strength is Iraq's, and we must work to meet the challenges facing the region, and intensify efforts to restore security, and stability to it."

Jaafari called on the Jordanian side to coordinate further and facilitate granting visas, residency procedures and other services to Iraqis living in Jordan.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed bilateral relations and the most important issues of common concern.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency