Iraqi PM visits Syria to bolster ties

DAMASCUS: Syria and Iraq on Sunday mentioned they might step up efforts to combat terrorism and reinforce cooperation in a number of sectors, as Damascus recovers its place within the Arab world.

In Could, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was welcomed again to the Arab League, marking his first look on the pan-Arab physique since Syria was suspended in 2011 over its crackdown on pro-democracy protests which led to a protracted battle.

Regardless of the battle Iraq maintained diplomatic ties with its neighbour Syria and on Sunday Assad hosted Iraqi Prime Minister Mohamed Shia al-Sudani for talks in Damascus.

They mentioned “reinforcing cooperation between the 2 international locations in varied sectors… along with joint efforts to combat again in opposition to terrorism”, an announcement from Assad´s workplace mentioned. “We face a number of challenges, at first that of terrorism,” Assad later mentioned at a joint information convention with Sudani.