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Aoun follows up on contacts over economic cooperation with Iraq

President Michel Aoun on Thursday followed up on the ongoing contacts with Iraq, pertaining to the activation of the bilateral economic cooperation and the affairs Aoun had broached during his state visit to Baghdad.

Within this frame, the President met at Baabda palace with former minister,Nicolas Tueni.

During the meeting, the pair also discussed an array of local and regional developments.

Aoun had received a delegation of the Consultative Gathering for the Independent Sunni MPs, with whom he discussed the current political situation and developments.

The delegation comprised State Minister for Foreign Trade Affairs, Hassan Mrad, and lawmakers Abdel Rahim Mrad, Jihad Samad, Faisal Karami, Qassem Hashem, Alwalid Succarieh and Adnan Trabolsi.

Speaking to reporters following the meeting, MP Succarieh indicated that talks also touched on the repatriation of the displaced Syrians, in addition to the state hiring and appointment dossiers, and the fight against corruption.

Afterwards, Aoun met with MP Cezar Abi Khalil over the current situation.

The President also received MP Mustafa Hussein, with whom he discussed the latest political developments and affairs relevant to the Alawite community.

Source: National News Agency