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Iraq to host summit for six neighboring countries' parl. speakers

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In light of an aim to restore Iraq’s stature on the diplomatic scene in the Middle East, Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi announced that Baghdad will hold a summit for parliament speakers of Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan, Iran and Turkey.

The summit will take place under the slogan “Iraq, Stability and Development” will be attended by Chairman of the Saudi Shura Council, Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly, President of the Syrian People's Assembly and Speaker of the Jordanian and Turkish parliaments, as well as a senior Iranian official.

Halbousi announced on Twitter that his Syrian counterpart, Hamouda Al-Sabagh welcomed the idea during their meeting on Friday.

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