The Iraqi Center for Strategic Studies has described the visit by Jordan’s King Abdullah II to Iraq as a historic incident that expresses the brotherly strong ties between Baghdad and Amman.
“The visit by Jordan’s King to Iraq embodies the brotherly relation and the beginning of strategic cooperation on the economic level. Despite witnessing tension, it returns back to its normal strength for having common interests” Wathiq al-Hashimi, head of the center, said in remarks.
The talks, according to Hashimi, “included the variables in Syria to reconsider the situation in Iraq after the US withdrawal. It also tackled exporting oil from Basra to Aqaba port and getting
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.