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King arrives in Baghdad, meets with Iraqi president

By JT - Jun 27,2021 - Last updated at Jun 27,2021

His Majesty King Abdullah is received by Iraqi President Barham Salih upon arrival at Baghdad International Airport on Sunday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday arrived in Baghdad to head the Jordanian delegation participating in the fourth trilateral summit with Egypt and Iraq.

King Abdullah, upon arrival at Baghdad International Airport, was received by Iraqi President Barham Salih and a number of senior Iraqi officials, as well as Jordan’s Ambassador to Iraq Montaser Al Zoubi and embassy staff, according to a Royal Court statement.

An official welcoming ceremony was held for His Majesty at the airport.

His Majesty and President Salih also held a meeting at the airport and expressed pride in the advanced relations between the two countries and peoples, underlining keenness to bolster ties across all fields.

The King reaffirmed Jordan’s support for Iraq and its people in safeguarding their security and stability.

The two leaders discussed the latest regional and international developments, foremost of which is the Palestinian cause.

His Majesty and the Iraqi president agreed on the need to maintain close coordination and consultation on issues of mutual concern, in service of shared interests and Arab causes.

Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, Director of the Office of His Majesty Jafar Hassan, General Intelligence Department Director Maj. Gen. Ahmad Husni, Jordan’s Ambassador to Iraq Montaser Oklah Alzoubi, and a number of senior Iraqi officials attended the meeting.

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