Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi received on Monday King Abdullah II of
Jordan at the former's residence in central Baghdad, Halbousi's media office
During the meeting, King Abdullah II lauded the success of the political process in Iraq, affirming Jordan's support to Iraq in preserving the country's safety and stability and achieving much progress and prosperity.
For his part, Halbousi stressed Iraq's keenness to activate and develop cooperation with Jordan in various fields, especially energy and transportation, as well as to establish joint projects.
Jordan's king recent visit is his first official one to Iraq for over 10 years. He visited Iraq for the last time in 2008 after former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was toppled.
Earlier on Monday, Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi and President Barham Salih met separately with the Jordanian King.
Talks between the king and Iraqi officials are expected to discuss several political and economic issues that have been agreed on during Jordan’s Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz’s recent visit to Baghdad.