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Abdul Mahdi welcomes Lebanese FM, enhance bilateral relations

Prime Minister Adil Abdel-Mahdi (R) and Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil (L)

Prime Minister Adil Abdel-Mahdi Tuesday discussed with visiting Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil ways to enhance relations between the two countries as well as the current situation in the Middle East.


Abdel Mahdi asserted the importance of holding frequent meetings between the officials of the two countries and unifying stances, especially that Iraq has currently resumed its raids on terrorist cells.

Bassil said that Lebanon seeks to enhance bilateral relations and cooperation, according to The National Iraqi News Agency (NINA). 

In a separate meeting, Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali al-Hakim asserted to his Lebanese counterpart promoting bilateral cooperation in various fields to serve mutual interests. 

The two ministers discussed also boosting economic ties and pushing up trade movement through the reopening of border crossings with Syria and Jordan. They also exchanged views regarding developments in the Syrian crisis and Iranian sanctions and their impact on regional security.

In addition, Hakim called on Lebanese companies to invest in Iraq and contribute to the reconstruction of cities that have been freed from Daesh.