Prime Minister Najib Mikati met Monday at the Grand Serail with Minister of Industry and Minerals of Iraq, Manhal al-Khabbaz, in the presence of Industry Minister George Boujikian, Lebanon’s Ambassador to Iraq Ali Habhab, and Iraqi Ambassador in Beirut Haider Shiaa Al-Barrak.
“We were honored to visit the Prime Minister in the company of our dear friend the Iraqi Minister of Industry and Minerals. We held positive talks over an array of common affairs,” said Boujikian, announcing that a Lebanese ministerial delegation chaired by Mikati will visit Iraq soon.
For his part, Minister al-Khabbaz indicated that talks touched on the bilateral cooperation between Lebanon and Iraq and the prospects of commercial exchange.
“We confirm the Iraqi government’s support for the Lebanese government,” he underlined.