MUSCAT: Dr Yahya bin Mahfoudh al Mantheri, Chairman of the State Council, received in his office yesterday Dr Ibrahim al Ja’afari, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iraq, and his accompanying delegation within the framework of his official visit to the Sultanate.
The meeting discussed issues of common concern. During the meeting, Dr Al Manthri commended the existing relations between Oman and Iraq and the strong, fraternal, historic relations binding the two brotherly countries and peoples.
He discussed with the guest means of strengthening the parliamentary relations between the two countries to achieve further future cooperation at all levels. He stressed the importance of activating permanent cooperation and coordination between the two countries.
On his turn, the Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs expressed his utmost thanks and appreciation to the Chairman of the State Council for the warm welcome. He affirmed the strong relations between the two countries and the fraternal ties between the two brotherly countries, as well as the two countries’ keenness to extend bridges of cooperation at all levels to achieve ambitions and aspirations of the two peoples. He hailed the civilized progress being witnessed by the Sultanate, wishing it continuous progress and prosperity. The meeting was attended by Dr Khalid bin Mohammed al Sa’eedi, Secretary General of the State Council, and the Iraqi ambassador to the Sultanate.
SOURCE: OMAN DAILY OBSERVER