09/12/2012 – 12:15
Received Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, Wednesday, an official invitation from his Lebanese counterpart Najib Mikati to visit Beirut, Maliki called Mikati to visit Baghdad to discuss the development of relations between the two countries.
A statement issued by the office of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, today, and received “Alsumaria News”, a copy of which, “The Prime Minister received a telephone call from Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati,” noting that the two sides “exchanged views on the situation that prevailed in the region.”
The statement added that al-Maliki “received an official invitation to visit Lebanon,” adding that the prime minister “he invited his Lebanese counterpart to visit Iraq to discuss the development of relations between the two brotherly countries.”
The Iraq and Lebanon have maintained diplomatic relations since 1943, and relations were relatively close during the former regime, and cut off those relations in the year 1994, when it killed Iraqi intelligence exhibitions Beirut-based student-Suhail, to return to normal before 2001, and after 2003 evolved those relationships dramatically when he criticized the Iraq Israel during the war in Lebanon in 2006, and after that date officials began two countries exchanged visits, where he visited former Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora Baghdad in 2008, and in July of 2010, he visited the Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki Beirut to offer condolences on the death of the religious authority Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah.