Baghdad, SANA – Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister al-Moallem stressed the need that Syrian-Iraqi coordination continues in order to confront the challenges facing the region, according to a statement of the Office of the Iraqi Foreign Minister.
Al-Moallem’s stress came in a message he sent to his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari that was delivered by Syria’s Ambassador in Baghdad Sattam Jadaan al-Dandah at a meeting with al-Jaafari on Thursday.
The importance of activating agreements signed between both countries and accelerating the holding of the Syrian-Iraqi Joint Committee was also highlighted in al-Moallem’s message, the statement said.
It also noted that the meeting between al-Jaafari and al-Dandah reviewed the bilateral relations between Syria and Ira and means to further support them in the various fields to the best interest of the brotherly people of both countries.
Al-Jaafari’s Office’s statement said al-Moallem’s message offered condolences to the Iraqi people over the death of a number of Iraqis in the earthquake that hit northern Iraq recently.
The need to continue coordination and cooperation between the two countries to face and combat the terrorist thinking was reaffirmed by al-Jaafari, in addition to exerting efforts to overcome the challenges facing the Arab region.