Parliament speakers of Syria and Iraq discuss anti-terrorism cooperation

Baghdad, Jan 23, IRNA – Speaker of the Syrian People's Assembly Mohammad Jihad al-Laham and Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri held talks in Baghdad on Saturday on ways to fight terrorism.

The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 11th session of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Member States (PUIC) underway in Baghdad, according to SANA news agency.
Both countries are facing common challenges and share a common destiny, al-Laham said.
“It is of significance that cooperation with Iraq be bolstered in various fields, particularly in fighting terrorism and extremism fed by some regional and Western government,” added al-Laham, voicing appreciation of Iraq’s anti-terrorism efforts.
The Iraqi Parliament speaker, for his part, highlighted the importance of holding direct meetings between Syria and Iraq and discussing challenges posed by terrorist groups, especially Daesh.
The importance of regional coordination against terrorism was reiterated by al-Laham during a meeting with al-Jabouri’s deputy Humam Hamoudi, hailing in particular the Syrian-Iraqi-Iranian cooperation in this regard.
Hamoudi noted that the Syrian-Iraqi cooperation will contribute to thwarting the Israeli plots against regional countries and people.