INA - ANKARA
Iraq President Barham Salih asserted the need of Iraq and Turkey to reach out an inclusive agreement regarding the water issues.
“My visit to Turkey has an evident message of which Iraq is looking for a return to the same strong regional position and Iraq seeks strategic cooperation with Turkey,” stated Salih during the joint press conference with the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Ankara.
He also stated that the people of the region don’t need protection from abroad and they can end the struggles alone, adding, “Everybody must collaborate to hinder any attempt that threats the stability of the region,”
Salih explained that a meeting of the mutual economic committee with Turkey is to be held in Baghdad soon.
At the same time, Erdoğan promised to offer a donation of $5 billion to reconstruct Iraq as it was clarified during the Kuwaiti Conference to Reconstruct Iraq.
Baghdad Municipality announced the lifting of the concrete blocks of the streets of the areas of Mansour and the Al-shaela near of Al Karkh Municipality.
Iranian Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif on Monday visited the Iraqi parliament.
Speaker of the house representative Mohammed Al-Halbousi received on Monday the Jordanian king Abdullah II.
Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mehdi confirmed that France is a friendly country to Iraq and that relations with it are very important because of its status as well as the strong and outstanding role it plays
President of the House of Representatives Mohamed Halboussi received on Monday French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Laudrian and his accompanying delegation.