Amman (UNA-OIC) - Jordanian King Abdullah II on Monday received Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Jaafari at a meeting to discuss bilateral ties and developments in Iraq.
"Jordan and Iraq are bound by brotherly and historical relations," the King told the top Iraqi diplomat and his accompanying delegation, voicing his keenness on sustaining two-way cooperation in all fields, particularly in the economic and trade domains to serve the mutual interests of the two countries, Petra reported.
"We are in the same trench in the fight against terrorism," King Abdullah said, emphasizing that Jordan is interested to see a united, stable and prosperous Iraq and a pillar of security and peace in the region.
King Abdullah, moreover, voiced Jordan's support of its neighboring Arab country in its war against terrorism and the Iraqi armed forces' endeavors in this regard.
The King also noted the importance of the inclusion of all sections of Iraqi society in the political process and voiced the hope for holding successful parliamentary elections in the Arab country.
Talks also touched on developments in the Middle East and efforts to realize political solutions to regional crises.
The Iraqi minister, for his part, lauded Jordan's firm stance of advocating for the unity of Iraq and supporting it to address its challenges and stressed that King Abdullah's stance is honorable and will be recorded in history.
He also voiced his country's commitment to consolidate relations with Jordan further and expand bilateral cooperation to serve the interests of both countries' peoples.
Further, he hailed the facilities Jordan offered to ensure smooth polling for Iraqis residing in the Kingdom in their country's parliamentary elections slated to be held later this month.
Source: International Islamic News Agency