Amman, Prime Minister Omar Razzaz Saturday met with leading Iraqi businessmen to discuss bilateral economic cooperation and launching joint ventures to generate jobs for the people of the two neighbouring countries.
"Today's meeting with the Iraqi economic leaders comes to explore prospects to cement economic cooperation between the two brotherly countries in a manner to help solve problems and deepen and expand relations at various levels", he said.
The Prime Minister was referring to "very important" agreements signed recently by Jordan and Iraq, adding that his government is working alongside its Iraq counterpart to bring down barriers and restore economic relations to normal.
He told the Iraqi delegation that his government is seeking to open new horizons for cooperation and trade ties with Iraq that will enhance the two countries' economies and enable businessmen to overcome challenges.
Razzaz said that Jordan attached great importance to the London conference due to be held later this month to help promote development in the Kingdom and attract investments.
State Minister for Investment Affairs Mohannad Shehadeh said Jordan and Iraq had signed a host of agreements in the last three months, commending the role of Iraqi businessmen and pledging to remove the barriers facing them.
Source: Jordan News Agency