AMMAN: Iraqi President Abdul Latif Rashid received Jordanian Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh on Tuesday to discuss bilateral ties and cooperation, Jordan News Agency reported.
Khasawneh sent the greetings of King Abdullah II and expressed his wishes for the president’s continued good health and prosperity for the Iraqi people.
Khasawneh highlighted several Jordanian-Iraqi projects — such as the economic zone, the industrial city, and the development of the oil pipeline from Basra to Aqaba — which are currently being implemented, whether at bilateral level or within the framework of the tripartite cooperation mechanism between Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt.
The prime minister emphasized the importance of the private sector and the role of the Jordanian-Iraqi Business Council in expanding trade and investment.
Khasawneh praised Iraq’s policies regarding security and stability, highlighting the two countries’ agreement to deepen security cooperation within a regional framework that included anti-narcotics measures.
Rashid stressed the countries’ relations down the years, emphasizing that Iraq’s stability with security provided the way for advancement in the development process and encouraged opportunities for investment in many vital industries.
The Iraqi president also focused on the importance of capitalizing on the countries’ economic, trade, and investment successes.