Bassil talks cooperation prospects with Iraqi counterpart

Tue 04 Dec 2018 at 16:20 Politics

NNA - Caretaker Foreign Minister, Gebran Bassil, currently in Baghdad, held lengthy discussions with his Iraqi counterpart Mohammed Ali Al-Hakim, on means of joint cooperation in dossiers related to the Syrian refugees, sanctions and Syria's restitution to the Arab League.

On emerging, Minister Al-Hakim expressed Iraq's desire to strengthen trade exchange between Lebanon and Iraq via Syria and the import of agricultural products.

Minister Bassil, for his part, said discussions also focused on issues related to the re-export of Iraqi oil via Lebanon, the exchange of gas transport, and the construction of a railway and a special basin for transit trade.

Bassil underlined that economic advancement can only be realized through resolving the displaced Syrians' crisis.

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