Jordanian Prime Minister To Visit Iraq Today

BAGHDAD / Jordanian Prime Minister Hani Mulki visits Iraq on Monday morning, at the head of a ministerial delegation, and will meet with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and some Iraqi officials.

The Minister of State for Media Affairs Mohammed Hussein al-Momani, spokesman for the Jordanian government said in a press statement that "This visit comes within the framework of the sleekness of the two sides to develop brotherly relations, and discussed areas of cooperation and mutual exchange with the Iraqi side."

Momani added, "The two sides will discuss in a number of meetings to be held today, ways to resume the work on joint projects that had been approved earlier, primarily oil and gas pipeline project from the Iraqi city of Basra to the port of Aqaba."

He continued, "Jordan will discuss with the Iraqi side ways to develop trade relations between the two countries, which have been affected over the past years due to the security situation in Iraq.

He noted that "we also we will discuss many bilateral cooperation files in economic and trade fields, transportation, customs, health, and other files that are consistent with the interests of the two brotherly countries.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency