Allawi, leader of the National (Wataniya) Coalition, hailed on Sunday the
agreement signed between Iraq and Jordan, commenting: "but it came late."
Allawi described it as a step forward to deepen the relationship between the two brotherly countries.
Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi met with his Jordanian counterpart Omar al-Razzaz on Saturday at the common borders between Iraq and Jordan to set the agreement on cooperation and exchange of interests between the two countries.
The two sides discussed signing a deal concerning boosting trade of oil and goods at a meeting between their two prime ministers on the Iraqi-Jordanian border.
Under the deal, Iraq would sell 10,000 barrels per day of oil to Jordan at a special price, transported by tanker from its Kirkuk oilfields, the Jordanian prime minister's office said in a statement. It did not say what the price was or when the oil would be exported.