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President al-Assad Reiterates Syria's Stance Calling for Forming National Unity Government Representing all Iraqi Spectrums.

Damascus, (SANA)-President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday reviewed with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki the cooperation between the two brotherly countries and prospects of developing it in the political, economic and trade fields, underlining the necessity of removing all obstacles hindering the bilateral cooperation.President al-Assad and Premier al-Maliki called for finding new prospects of cooperation that would enhance the brotherly relations between the Syrian and Iraqi people, and serve their common interests.Talks during the meeting focused on the strategic dimension in the bilateral relations between the countries of the region, underlining the importance of developing the economic cooperation between these countries to reach a regional economic bloc which meets the aspirations of the region's people and serves their security and stability.

The latest developments in the Iraqi arena and the exerted efforts to solve the crisis of forming the Iraqi government were also on the table.

President al-Assad reiterated Syria's stance which calls for forming a national unity government representing all the spectrums of the Iraqi people, stressing that Syria stands at equal distance from all the Iraqis and supports everything agreed upon by the brotherly people of Iraq.

For his part, Premier al-Maliki thanked President al-Assad for Syria's stances towards Iraq and its keenness on helping the Iraqis to achieve the security and stability in their country and to preserve its territorial integrity.

He stressed the keenness of the Iraqi leadership to establish the best and most solid relations with Syria on all levels in line with the brotherly and popular relations binding the Syrian and Iraqi people.The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Mohammad Naji Otri, Assistant Vice-President Mohammad Nassif, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, Presidential Political and Media Advisor Dr.

Bouthaina Shaaban, Minister of Petroleum Sufian Allawo, the Chairman of the Arab World Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Syria's Ambassador to Iraq Nawaf al-Fares.

From the Iraqi side, the meeting was attended by Iraqi Minister of Oil Hussein al-Shahristani, the delegation accompanying Premier al-Maliki, and the Iraqi Ambassador in Damascus Hussein Jawadi.R.

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Publication:Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA)
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Date:Oct 13, 2010
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