Assad says Iraq stability is Syrian interest
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad on Saturday received Iraqi Prime Minister, Dr. Iyad Allawi.
Discussions during the meeting dealt with the situation in the region, developments on the Iraqi arena in addition to results of the latest Iraq’s neighbouring states foreign ministers meeting in Cairo.
According to SANA, talks also dealt with mechanisms of activating the signed agreements between the two sides in various domains.
President Al-Assad and Allawi stressed the joint "keenness on Iraq’s security and stability that positively affects the region in general and Syria and Iraq in particular."
Both sides emphasized the importance of resuming the diplomatic relations suspended between the two countries since the begining of the 1980s, the news agency added.
President al-Assad stressed that Syria will do all it can to help Iraqi people preserve their country’s territorial integrity and sovereignty and realize security and progress. (albawaba.com)
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