MESOP : A BAATHIST VISITOR IN BAGHDAD – Syrian FM Arrives in Iraq for Talks

World Bulletin – 2016-08-26 17:50 GMT – Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallim arrived in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Thursday for an official visit.

Muallim will hold talks with Iraqi officials, including Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and President Fuad Masum, a source in the Iraqi Defense Ministry told Anadolu Agency. Muallim’s talks will focus on the Syrian conflict and the war against the extremist ISIL group, the source said. According to the source, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari had earlier received a message from Syrian ambassador Stam Jad’aan about Muallim’s desire to visit Baghdad.Iraq still maintains diplomatic relations with the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad.In 2013, Muallim visited Baghdad for talks with Iraqi officials regarding the conflict in Syria.