AMMAN, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Jordan's Interior Minister Mazen Faraya on Sunday said Amman was keen on expanding cooperation with Baghdad, especially in the fields of security and economy, during the talk with his Iraqi counterpart Othman al-Ghanmi in Amman.
They looked into advancing Jordanian-Iraqi cooperation in the fields of counter-terrorism and extremism, border security, as well as combating smuggling and human trafficking. They also emphasized the importance of enhancing information exchange between the two countries, according to a statement by the Jordan's Interior Ministry.
Furthermore, they stressed the need to improve trade ties and investments through the al-Karamah-Trebil border, boost tourist movement, facilitate residence and visa procedures.
Faraya expressed the ministry's readiness to remove any obstacles that Iraqis could face during their entry and residence in Jordan, noting that the Jordanian government is taking all measures to lift all barriers that might hinder bilateral ties with Iraq.
For his part, Ghanmi said that Jordan and Iraq are linked with historical bonds that require to be developed via coordination and consultation over exchanging expertise on training, information, forensic evidence, and security technology.
The Iraqi minister said his visit to Amman is meant to discuss the necessary facilitations related to the flow of trade and investment, address challenges faced by the Iraqi community in Amman and explore areas of cooperation.