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Jordan's Lower House Speaker arrives in Baghdad


A parliamentary delegation, headed by Jordan's Lower House Speaker Atef Tarawneh, arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday for a two-day official visit upon an invitation from Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi.

The delegation is scheduled to meet with President Barham Salih, Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi and Halbousi over bilateral relations and ways to enhance them in all fields, the Jordan News Agency Petra reported.

Lawmakers from the two countries will discuss building a unified Jordanian-Iraqi stance on various issues of mutual concern for Arab and international parliamentary unions, according to Petra.

Thirteen MPs representing the House's committees and blocs will accompany Tarawneh, Petra said.

Jordan and Iraq have recently signed several cooperation agreements in the fields of oil, electricity and trade.

Economic relations between Jordan and Iraq have seen progress in the past few months, marked by His Majesty King Abdullah's visit to Baghdad last month, preceded by a visit by Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz in December, 2018.


Last Modified: Tuesday، 05 February 2019 11:43 PM