Muhammad Haidar, Syria's Deputy Prime Minister and agricultural minister, has been visiting Iraq. He was?
Muhammad Haidar, Syria's Deputy Prime Minister and agricultural minister, has been visiting Iraq. He was received on 24 January by President Ahmad Hassan Al-Bakr. They talked for nearly two hours, and the Deputy Prime Minister presented a message from the Syrian Head of State, General Hafez Assad.
Subsequently, Saddam Hussein, Vice chairman of Iraq's Revolutionary Command Council, also received the Syrian visitor. Present at both meetings was Izat Al-Douri, the Iraqi Agriculture Minister.
Ties between the two countries have grown closer recently, with the settlement of negotiations on royalties for the transit of Iraqi crude oil across Syrian territory to the Mediterranean SYNOPSIS: The Syrian Deputy Prime Minister, Muhammad Haidar, has been visiting Iraq. He was received last week by President Ahmad Hassan Al-Bakr. The two countries have become closer recently following the completion of negotiations over oil royalties. They involved fees for Iraqi crude oil being transported across Syria to the Mediterranean.
The Iraqi Agricultural Minister, Izat Al-Douri, was present at the reception. The Syrian deputy Prime Minister is also his country's minister in charge of agriculture.
Later the Vice chairman of Iraq's Revolutionary Command Council, Siddam Hussein welcomed the Syrian visitor to another reception.
They discussed the friendly relations between their two states - and once again the Iraqi agricultural minister was also present.
Each country has been emphasising the god relations now the oil royalties question has been settled.