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Jordanian PM confirms electrical interconnection with Iraq progressing quickly

Baghdad ( – The Jordanian Prime Minister, Bishr Hani Al-Khasawneh, stated on Monday that the second phase of the electrical interconnection with Iraq is progressing quickly, the Iraqi News Agency (INA) reported.

In a joint press conference with Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani, Al-Khasawneh mentioned that Iraqi-Jordanian relations are strong, highlighting the importance of military coordination to combat terrorism.

The Jordanian Prime Minister called for strengthened cooperation to fight drug cartels, pointing out that he discussed Iraq’s need for renewable energy.

Al-Khasawneh illustrated that he also discussed the tripartite mechanism between Iraq, Jordan and Egypt, indicating that there are promising discoveries near the Iraqi-Jordanian border.

The Jordanian official arrived earlier on Monday in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, where he and Al-Sudani headed the meetings of the joint Iraqi-Jordanian committee.

The Iraqi Prime Minister elaborated that the bilateral meetings were constructive, specifying that important issues related to the economy, health, food security, and public security were discussed.

Al-Sudani illustrated that he supports cooperation between the Iraqi and Jordanian private sectors and encourages the Iraqi-Jordanian Business Council to invest in real estate development, housing, industrial and agricultural projects.

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