Iraq stresses importance of bolstering security cooperation with Jordan

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AMMAN — Iraqi Interior Minister Abdul-Amir Shammari stressed the importance of enhancing joint security cooperation between Jordan and Iraq during a meeting in Baghdad on Thursday with a Jordanian media delegation, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

While speaking with the delegation, which is visiting Baghdad at the official invitation of the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate (IJS), Shammari highlighted Jordan's "pivotal" role and its keenness on continuous coordination with Iraq to control border crossings, prevent smuggling operations, and eliminate hotbeds of terrorism.

The minister also highlighted Iraq's "remarkable" expertise in the field of combating terrorism, and mentioned means of strengthening cooperation with Jordan in military, security, and border training.

He stressed the importance of forming a joint media committee, given the media's role in highlighting efforts and achievements of various institutions.

For his part, Jordanian ambassador to Iraq Muntaser Oqla affirmed the "deep-rooted" bilateral relations, mentioning the continual efforts to reach the highest cooperation levels between the two countries' authorities.

IJS Head and President of the Federation of Arab Journalists (FAJ) Moayad Lami highlighted the ongoing joint communication to create opportunities to network with Jordan's media institutions and exchange expertise.

Meanwhile, the Jordanian delegation stressed His Majesty King Abdullah's continued keenness to enhance bilateral ties with Iraq.

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