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Iraqi parliament says keen for more convergence with Syria

BAGHDAD, Jan 15 (KUNA) -- Iraqi parliament on Saturday expressed desire for more convergence with the Syrian side and activation of the relations between the two countries at all levels.
The position was stated by Speaker of the Iraqi parliament Ussama Al-Jajifi during his reception of Syrian Prime Minister Mohammad Naji Otri, who is on an official visit to Iraq, according to a government statement.
Al-Najifi said during the meeting, "that Iraq was in crisis and now began to come out strongly and the Iraqi parliament has a desire for more convergence with Syria".
He believed that the two countries are capable of achieving a strategic cooperation, as well as cooperation in projects that will promote bilateral ties.
He commended Syria's position in the hosting of the Iraqi people during the past period, explaining that Iraq would not forget such position.
For his part, Otri said that his visit to Iraq came to install the foundations of communication between the two countries, explaining that conditions in Iraq remains difficult and time has come for a new relationship between the two countries.
He called for the formation of a joint high-level strategic council, according to which ministers of both countries sign economic and trade agreements. (pick up previous).
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