Prime Minister Najib Mikati met with the Minister of Industry and Minerals of Iraq, Manhal al-Khabbaz, at the Grand Serail in the presence of Industry Minister Georges Bouchikian, Lebanon’s Ambassador to Iraq Ali Habhab, and Iraqi Ambassador in Beirut Haider Shiaa Al-Barrak.
“We were honored to attend the meeting between Prime Minister Mikati and our good friend, Iraq’s Minister of Industry and Minerals Manhal al-Khabbaz. We discussed a wide range of shared issues,” stated Bouchikian, announcing that a Lebanese ministerial delegation led by Mikati will visit Iraq soon.
Iraqi Minister al-Khabbaz indicated in his comments that they talked about bilateral cooperation between Lebanon and Iraq, as well as the prospects for commercial cooperation. In his statement, he said: “We confirm the Iraqi government’s support for the Lebanese government.”