BAGHDAD (Rahnuma) — Iraq’s Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Thursday that a new phase of cooperation between Iraq and Jordan has started.
Abdul Mahdi’s comments came during his meeting with a high-level Jordanian delegation headed by Atef al-Tarawneh, speaker of the House of Representatives.
“Cooperation between legislation authorities of the two countries will strengthen ties between the two peoples and support the efforts of the two governments in implementing joint projects,” a statement from Abdul Mahdi’s media office said.
For his part, al-Tarawneh praised the government of Iraq for its role in boosting ties with Jordan, and reaffirmed the support of Jordanian House of Representatives to cooperation agreements between the two counties.
Iraq and Jordan have long maintained good relations and the two sides are working to further enhance ties especially after the full defeat of IS group in Iraq.
On Feb. 2, Abdul Mahdi met with his Jordanian counterpart Omar al-Razzaz at the Trebil border crossing and signed cooperation agreements for projects in various fields.