Iraq and Syria are imposing stricter controls on common borders to ensure that security is maintained.
Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari and the Syrian ambassador to Baghdad held an exchange of views on 21 February in Baghdad on the holding of a joint commission to develop relations between the two sides. other and control the common Iraqi-Syrian borders.
During the meeting, Syrian Ambassador to Baghdad Satam Jadaan al-Dandah delivered a message from Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem to his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari on the importance of expanding cooperation. between the two neighboring countries to enhance security, control common borders and give a boost to meetings of Iraqi and Syrian officials.
The two sides also insisted on the development of their bilateral relations and the formation of a joint commission that would allow the expansion of cooperation in different sectors.