(dpa) - Iraq's neighbouring countries discussed on Monday the current security situation in Iraq and the requirements to maintain stability in the country during the closing of their second annual meeting in Syria.
Representatives of Egypt and Saudi Arabia along with the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and representatives of the Islamic Conference participated in the meeting of Iraq's neighbouring countries.
In the final resolution issued in the closing session of the conference, Iraq's neighbouring states stressed the importance of tightening the borders with Iraq, stating that previous cooperation to fight terrorism led to significant security improvements in the country.
Participants decided to send the final proposals to the upcoming ministerial meeting of Iraq's neighbouring countries planned for April 22 in Kuwait.
Meanwhile, US representative Michel Corbin told reporters after the meeting that terrorist militias are still considered a major threat to Iraq's stability.
He hoped that states participating in this meeting would work on stopping insurgency inside Iraq.
"The US is ready to offer any help regarding this aspect," Corbin said.
During the talks, Iraq and Iran exchanged accusations about providing militants with weapons, al-Arabiya news channel reported.
While Iraq accuses Iran of supplying weapons to militias, Iran said Iraq is harbouring the Iranian opposition group Mujahidi Khalq.