Speaker of People’s Assembly Hammoudeh Sabbagh affirmed that the Syrian and Iraqi peoples are connected to each other by deep-rooted and renewed relations and that the steadfastness of the two countries has thwarted Western and Zionist schemes in the region.
The Speaker’s remarks came during a meeting on Monday with the Iraqi Ambassador to Syria, Saad Mohammed Ridha.
In turn, the Ambassador said that the strategic cooperation agreement between Iraq and Syria, due to be signed soon, will contribute to the promotion and development of all aspects of bilateral political, economic, trade and security relations.
On the reopening of the border crossings between the two countries, the Iraqi Ambassador stressed in a press statement following the meeting the importance of reopening these crossings to enhance trade exchange.
“We are going to open these crossings, especially Albu Kamal-Qaem,” he added.
He noted that the opening of the crossings will lead to the recovery of economic and trade movement between the two countries, pointing out that Iraqi businessmen have a real desire to enter the Syrian market.
In another context, the Ambassador said that it is possible to conclude a parliamentary cooperation agreement later to strengthen the parliamentarian relations.
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