Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein and his Lebanese counterpart, Abdullah Bou Habib, agreed today, Tuesday, to form a joint committee for the purpose of studying an agreement to raise entry visas between the two countries.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated, in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein met on Monday, 10/11/2021, with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants of the Republic of Lebanon, Abdullah Bou Habib, on the sidelines of his participation in the meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement's group of countries. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the first congress of the movement, which is currently being held in Belgrade, Serbia.
The statement added, "During the meeting, the most prominent security and political developments in the region were reviewed."
The Lebanese Foreign Minister expressed his country's government and people's thanks and gratitude for Iraq's stances and its support for Lebanon in the face of the challenges it is facing and the assistance provided by Iraq.
For his part, Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein said that "providing assistance to sisterly Lebanon was among the priorities of the Iraqi government," stressing "Iraq's readiness and commitment to continue providing support and assistance until Lebanon overcomes the challenges it is going through."
The two sides discussed, according to the statement, "the importance of communication between the two brotherly peoples and working to raise entry visas between the two countries."
The two parties agreed on “the importance of forming a joint committee for the purpose of studying the agreement to raise entry visas for citizens of both countries, and to increase the volume of trade exchange between them.”