King Abdullah II Confirms Jordan’s Support for Iraq in Facing Terror Threat

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In a meeting between King Abdullah II of Jordan and Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al Ja'afari in Amman, Abdullah confirms his country's support for Iraq's war against terrorism.

King Abdullah II of Jordan said Monday that Jordan and Iraq share the same position in facing terrorism.

The monarch reiterated that Jordan’s interest in Iraq lies in its stability and prosperity, which, he said, constitute a pillar for regional security and stability.

He made his remarks while receiving in Amman Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari.

The meeting at the al-Husseiniya tackled bilateral relations and the latest developments in Iraq, said a royal court statement.

King Abdullah highlighted the “deep and historical relations between Jordan and Iraq,” expressing keenness to continue cooperation on all levels, especially in the economic and trade fields, in a way that serves their joint interests, according to the statement.

He also expressed Jordan’s support for Iraq’s efforts in the war against terrorism.

Moreover, he stressed the need for including all segments of the Iraqi people in the political process, hoping Saturday’s Iraqi parliamentary elections will be a success.

Jaafari, for his part, commended the Kingdom’s “constant stances in supporting the unity, security and stability of Iraq.”

The minister highlighted Iraq’s victories in its war on terrorism, stressing that Jordan, as a contributor to these successes, has the right to be proud of these achievements.

Jaafari had arrived in Jordan on Sunday and he has so far held talks with Prime Minister Hani al-Mulki and Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi.

The parties agreed to continue defense and security cooperation to confront ISIS on security, military and ideological levels and to form a joint military committee to control the borders.

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Article: Asharq al-Awsat