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Jordan, Iraq discuss border crossing security, oil pipeline
05 : 41 PM - 19/05/2017
Amman, May 19 (BNA): Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Iraq’s President Fuad Masoum have highlighted the strong ties between their countries and the importance of boosting cooperation and coordination, mainly in the political, economic and security fields and activating work of the joint committees.
During a one-on-one meeting followed by expanded talks attended by senior officials from both countries, the two leaders discussed the historic ties between the two countries, the situation in Iraq and the latest regional developments, Petra news agency reported.
King Abdullah said that both countries have a united stance on the fight against terrorism, noting that Jordan is keen on the unity, stability and prosperity of Iraq.
The two leaders stressed the importance of securing border crossings as well as the international highway between the two countries and accelerating the construction of the oil pipeline between the Iraqi city of Basra and the Port city of Aqaba.
The Iraqi president highlighted the importance of the oil pipeline, adding that work is underway to reopen the international highway as a priority for Iraq, the Jordanian official news agency added.
Talks also dealt with the progress that have been achieved in the fight against the Daesh terror group, in addition to efforts that aim at achieving national reconciliation with the participation of all components of the Iraqi society.
The two leaders also reviewed the need for political solutions to the regional crises.

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