Iraqi President Barham Salih
affirmed during his meeting with Jordanian King Abdullah II on Thursday the
importance of Arab and regional countries cooperating to combat terrorism.
During his meeting with King Abdullah II in Amman, Salih called for enhancing security cooperation and the exchange of intelligence information between Iraq, Jordan and the countries of the region to eliminate terrorism, Salih's office said in a statement.
Salih also stressed the need to strengthen relations between the two brotherly countries by opening up greater horizons for cooperation in the trade and economic fields. He also expressed Iraq's appreciation of Jordan's support to Iraq in its war against terrorism.
He pointed out the importance of Arab and regional cooperation to fight terrorism and achieve security in the region, pointing out that the victory of Iraq and the defeat of ISIS is a victory for the region and the world.
The president urged Jordanian companies to "invest inside Iraq", while at the same time stressing the importance of facilitating procedures for granting visas to Iraqis.
For his part, the King Abdullah II stressed Jordan's keenness to see the security and stability of Iraq achieved, pointing out that Salih's visit to Amman is a confirmation of the depth of relations between the two countries.
Salih also discussed the return of Iraqi frozen and smuggled funds with Jordan's king, stressing the need to "provide Iraq with information on smugglers and wanted persons," as well as discuss coordination and military cooperation and the exchange of information between the security services of the two brotherly countries.
Concerning the economic field, the two sides discussed the establishment of a free industrial city at the border crossing in Trebil.
The statement pointed out that the meeting was also attended by Iraq's Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Hakim, Industry Minister Saleh al-Jubouri, Anbar Governor Ali Farhan, Oil Ministry representative Falah al-Amiri, and Khalid Ghazi of the Ministry of Electricity, as well as a number of advisers and experts.