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President al-Assad, Allawi: Importance of Pursuing Efforts to Achieve Accord, Security, Stability in Iraq.

Damascus, (SANA)-President Bashar al-Assad discussed on Sunday with President of the Iraqi List, Iyad Allawi, the ongoing developments in Iraq.

President al-Assad and Allawi stressed the importance of pursuing efforts to achieve security and stability in Iraq and accord among all Iraqis.

The talks also dealt with the Syrian-Iraqi relations and their progress at all levels, as well as the situation on the Arab arena.

The meeting was attended by Assistant Vice-President, Mohammad Nassif, and the delegation accompanying Allawi.

In the context of the continuous work on consolidating relations between the two countries, talks have been held between President al-Assad and several senior Iraqi officialsduring their recent visits to Syria, the latest was by the Iraqi President last month, which was preceded earlier by the visit of Iraq's Parliament Speaker and Prime Minister.

The main focus of discussions was basically on developing mechanisms for further activating the wok of the Joint Higher Committee and expanding economic cooperation between Syria and Iraq.

The importance of setting up a system for political, economic and cultural cooperation to achieve a real strategic partnership between both countries was also highlighted during the meetings.




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Publication:Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA)
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Date:Mar 13, 2011
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