INA - Baghdad
Minister of Planning Khaled Battal Al-Najim met the Turkish ambassador to Iraq, Fatih Yildiz and discussed the bilateral relations between the two neighboring countries in economic and investment fields, and ways to develop them.
The Minister of Planning stressed, during the meeting, that the relationship between the two countries is based on a historical depth and great interdependence between the two peoples as it is reinforced by common interests in the sectors of investment, tourism, medicine, housing and others.
This came according to a statement by the Ministry of Planning and was received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA).
The statement pointed out that the two sides discussed a number of issues, including the loan provided by the Turkish government to Iraq, within the Kuwait conference, which amounts to (5) billion dollars, as well as a project for the reconstruction of Mosul airport, as well as a discussion of providing electric power through the electrical connection between Iraq and Turkey.
The two sides also talked about the second border port project and the infrastructure projects in relation to water as well as a project to establish a number of hospitals in Iraq implemented by Turkish companies.
For his part, the Turkish ambassador expressed his government's keenness to enhance joint cooperation between the two countries to serve the common interests, noting that "the development of relations has positively reflected on the volume of trade exchange and the increase in the volume of mutual investments.
He expressed the willingness of Turkish companies to contribute to the implementation of the Grand Faw port project.