Iraqi-Jordanian Talks in Baghdad

A high-level Jordanian delegation headed by the Prime Minister of Jordan, Mr. Abdullah Alnusur, arrived on December 25th accompanied by eight ministers and a number of senior advisers. The delegation was received at the airport in Baghdad, by Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari and Minister of Youth and Sports.

A formal reception took place at the Government Palace, where the visiting delegation was received by Prime Minister Nuri al -Maliki and a number of ministers, as the national anthem played and the guard of honor reviewed.

Official talks held with the participation of the ministers concerned , especially Foreign, Internal , Industry , Trade , Planning, Agriculture, Energy, Works and Housing and Transportation.

They reviewed pipeline project to export Iraqi oil through Jordanian territory to the Gulf of Aqaba and Jordan's needs of crude oil and electricity interconnection and railway and cooperation in the areas of air transport, facilitating the procedures and the entry of Iraqi citizens as well as Jordanian goods and agricultural products. They also discussed the prospects for security cooperation and the fight against terrorism.

A news conference held at the end of the talks the by the prime ministers of the two countries. The Iraqi Prime Minister to held luncheon invitation in honor of the visiting Jordanian delegation .

(Source: MoFA)

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