Syria, Iraq discuss means of activating parliamentary cooperation

Amman, Speaker of the People’s Assembly Hammoudeh Sabbagh on Saturday discussed with Speaker of Iraq’s Council of Representatives Mohammed alHalbousi means to activate joint parliamentary work and the parliamentary cooperation to further boost relations between the two countries.

The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 29th Conference of the Arab InterParliamentary Union in Amman.

Sabbagh affirmed that Syria and Iraq are today facing a common enemy which is represented in terrorism and that Syria will soon declare its triumph over Takfiri terrorism and it is able to face the embargo and the coercive unilateral economic measures imposed on it.

Syria has always been open to all the brotherly Arab countries and it has always stood by them in times of crises, Sabbagh said.

For his part, Speaker of Iraq’s Council of Representatives underlined the deeprootedness of the historic relations binding the two brotherly countries and peoples, affirming keenness on establishing the best relations with Syria.

He highly appreciated Syria’s stance which was represented in hosting the displaced Iraqi people during the crisis which Iraq passed through earlier, wishing that security and stability will prevail the country.

AlHalbousi called for unifying the efforts towards issues of mutual interest, on top the battel against Takfiri terrorism.

Earlier on the day Sabbagh arrived in the Jordanian capital of Amman to take part in 29th Conference of the Arab InterParliamentary Union under the title Jerusalem, Eternal Capital of Palestine.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA)