Jordan says Iraq ministers will visit for business

AMMAN - Jordan said several US-backed Iraqi ministers would visit the kingdom in coming days to discuss business opportunities, as Jordan strives to strengthen ties with its postwar neighbour, Al Rai daily said yesterday.


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Published: Sat 4 Oct 2003, 12:36 PM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 9:32 PM

Jordanian Prime Minister Ali Abu al-Ragheb said his country, whose economy was hit by the U.S.-led war on Iraq earlier this year, was in constant touch with most members of Iraq's interim Governing Council.

"The next few days will witness a number of visits by Iraqi ministers to Jordan for serious discussions and business meetings to support and strengthen bilateral ties," Al Rai quoted Ragheb as saying.

"Jordan would deal with the new Iraqi reality and looks forward to building lasting strategic ties," Ragheb said. The prime minister, who earlier this week met Iraqi interim Governing Council member Iyad Allawi, said a delegation of private Jordanian businessmen would visit Iraq soon.

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