Baghdad, Foreign Minister Fuad praised the historical Iraqi-Kuwaiti relations and the steady rise they are witnessing, noting that Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are the gates of Iraq to the Gulf, calling for the importance of creating a mechanism for joint action with the Cooperation Council in light of the presidency of the State of Kuwait.
The minister said during his meeting with Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf, Secretary-General of the Cooperation Council on the sidelines of the Manama Dialogue 2020 conference for regional security: “Iraq is building its relations according to the principle of balance, activating common interests and mutual respect.
The two sides touched on the Coronavirus pandemic and its health and economic effects, as the minister expressed his hope for a recovery in oil prices after the discovery of the vaccine and the start of vaccination, pointing to the need for Gulf companies to play a role in the process of rebuilding Iraq by investing in the field of infrastructure, stressing the need to form a follow-up committee Outcomes of the Kuwait Donor Conference, and coordination with the World Bank.
For his part, Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf stressed the GCC’s interest in Iraq, calling for maintaining the volume of cooperation between the two sides, expressing his happiness at the escalation in Iraqi-Saudi relations and the growing volume of bilateral cooperation, and he praised the tripartite mechanism between Iraq, Jordan and Egypt.
He affirmed the council’s support for the sovereignty, stability, and territorial integrity of Iraq, and the fight against terrorism, indicating that the council will not hesitate to support Iraq, and these are essential elements in the Cooperation Council.
He continued: We have a framework for joint action with Iraq, and we have completed the financial measures to complete the connection in the south, revealing that the issues of water, food and commercial security between the two sides will be present in his visit to Iraq.
The two sides also discussed a number of regional and international issues of common interest, including: the tension between Tehran and Washington, and its repercussions on the region.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency