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Al-Jaafari: We achieved victory over terrorism with int'l, Arab support

FM Jaafari arrives in Egypt
Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari
Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said that his country has succeeded in achieving victory on terrorism.

During a joint press conference with his Lebanese counterpart Jebran Bassil on Wednesday, Jaafari underlined that the entire world along with the Arab countries stood by Iraq in its war against terrorism, especially after they witnessed a unified Iraqi stance.

Both Lebanon and Iraq seek to upgrade the level of their relations, Jaafari said.

He added that the Iraqi reconstruction market is now open for all friendly countries, including Lebanon.

For his part, the Lebanese minister said that the main reason that enabled Lebanon and Iraq to overcome extremism and ISIS terrorist group is the great intellectual and cultural capabilities.

Bassil asserted that Lebanon and Iraq fully agree on the importance of adopting political settlements for the regional crises, mainly in Syria.

He also welcomed the opening of Nassib border crossing between Jordan and Syria, saying that it represents a vital trade and economic gate for Lebanon and Syria.

The political stability in Lebanon and Iraq will represent a key motive for boosting the economic ties between both countries. 
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