Iraq PM urges Kuwait for cooperation against ISIL

ANKARA - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday called on Kuwait to increase cooperation for the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, or ISIL.

During his official visit to the country, Al-Abadi met with Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim in the capital.

The latest developments related to ISIL and bilateral relations between the two countries were discussed during the meeting.

The Iraqi prime minister said "the two brotherly countries should increase cooperation on all the fields, especially for the fight against ISIL." 

He stressed importance of countries in the region to help each other in order to eliminate ISIL’s “deviant” views.

Al-Ghanim agreed, saying: "Our enemy is common."

Iraq has been in a security vacuum since June, when ISIL overran Mosul and declared what it called a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria.

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