BAGHDAD, June 24 (Xinhua) -- Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi on Wednesday held talks with top Iraqi leaders over bilateral relations and cooperation in Iraqi capital Baghdad.
Iraqi President Barham Salih met Safadi and his accompanying delegation, and the two sides discussed the Arab and regional situations, as well as coordinating their stances in order to mitigate the regional crises, said a statement by the media office of the presidency.
During the meeting, Salih said that Iraq "is looking forward to building advanced relations by promoting cooperation with Jordan in all fields to serve the common interests," the statement said.
Salih stressed the need to unite efforts to exchange medical experience between Iraq and Jordan in order to reduce the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the statement.
Safadi confirmed his country's intention to expand cooperation with Iraq in various fields, the statement said.
Safadi also met with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi and parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi, as Safadi confirmed his country's desire to support Iraq in various fields and enhance bilateral relations, according to separate statements by the media offices of al-Kadhimi and al-Halbousi.
During his visit, Safadi said in a joint press conference with his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein that Jordan praises "Iraq's victory" against the Islamic State (IS) group.
For his part, Hussein told the reporters that he discussed with Safadi the possibility of "holding tripartite talks that include Cairo, Amman and Baghdad, to build strategic relationships based on common interests."