Lebanese and Iraqi counterparts discuss bilateral ties

Meeting between Iraqi and Lebanese delegations on the sidelines of 60th Anniversary of Non-Aligned Movement

Belgrade, 13 October 2021 (TDI): The Lebanese Foreign Minister, Bou Habib met with his Iraqi counterpart, Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).

The agenda of the meeting was to discuss the bilateral relations between Iraq and Lebanon. The Lebanese Minister on his part thanked his counterpart for his country’s support. Iraq has been helping Lebanon in the fields of oil and energy.

In addition, the likelihood of approving a memorandum of understanding to increase entry visas for citizens of the two states was also talked over.

The issue of Syrian displacement was also part of the agenda. In that regard, the two sides deliberated upon the probability of holding a multilateral meeting. The meeting will include all the stakeholders in the region i.e. Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, and Turkey. The meeting might take place in 2022.

The Lebanese Foreign Minister is in Belgrade, Serbia to participate in the celebration of the 60th anniversary of NAM.

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