PM: Iraq is serious today in expanding and developing aspects of cooperation with Turkey
Baghdad / NINA / - Prime Minister Muhammad Al-Sudani affirmed: "Iraq is serious today in expanding and developing aspects of cooperation with Turkey."
Al-Sudani said in statements reported by the official (Iraqi News Agency) : "During the visit, we held serious and fruitful discussions. And the announcement of the development path project is one of the most important fruits of this visit, and it is a vital project not only for the region but for the entire world."
Regarding the water file, Al-Sudani stressed that "Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made an important decision regarding increasing water releases, which will contribute to providing drinking water to the provinces," noting: "This file will be subject to technical reading and exchange of views through joint committees to secure fair and logical shares in light of scarcity conditions to deliver water to the central and southern governorates.
He continued: "Today we held an extensive meeting with Turkish businessmen and investors, and most of the attendees are in Iraq and have been working for a long time. We listened to a number of obstacles that hinder their work, and at the same time they explained the terms specialities and areas of work of their companies."
He added: "The government is committed to removing all obstacles and we announced that the Ministry of Interior has given the Iraqi embassy in Ankara and the consulates in Istanbul and Gaziantep powers to facilitate the granting of entry visas, and we will discuss providing more facilities regarding financial transfers through local and foreign banks approved by the Central Bank of Iraq."/ End