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Jordanian Parl. Speaker arrives in Baghdad for neighboring countries summit

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(L) Speaker of Jordan's House of Representatives Atef Tarawneh having a discussion with (R) Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi
Speaker of Jordan's House of Representatives Atef Tarawneh arrived in Baghdad last night on top of a delegation to attend a summit for parliament speakers of Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan, Iran and Turkey in Baghdad on Saturday.

Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi announced that Baghdad will hold the summit in light of an aim to restore Iraq’s stature on the diplomatic scene in the Middle East.

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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