Baghdad, Iraq and Britain stressed the importance of increasing cooperation in all fields, especially the security and stability of Iraq and the region.
"Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari received British Ambassador Jonathan Powell Wilkes and discussed the relations between Baghdad and London, and ways to elevate them to a broader horizon to achieve the aspirations of the two friendly peoples. They also discussed regional and international issues of mutual concern," a foreign ministry statement said.
They confirmed "The importance of concerted efforts between the two countries to increase the volume of cooperation in all fields, especially the security and stability of Iraq and the region and provide the necessary climate for economic and social development.
The two sides exchanged views and consultations in line with the nature of the challenges facing the region and the world, including important regional files, establishing security rules in the region, non-interference in their internal affairs and respecting their sovereignty. "
Source: National Iraqi News Agency