The Minister of Trade, Salman Jumaili, discussed with Turkish Ambassador in Baghdad Fatih Yildiz a number of important issues common to the two countries, which will contribute to the development of bilateral relations in the economic, trade and investment fields.
“The next stage of the relations between Iraq and Turkey will be much better than the previous stage, especially after the important visit by Prime Minister Dr. Haider al-Abadi to Ankara and the agreement of the two countries to raise the level of cooperation to its highest levels,” the statement said. “And called on the Turkish side to” actively contribute to the reconstruction of the areas affected by terrorist operations, especially in the rehabilitation of infrastructure and the construction of hospitals and schools, as well as open investment prospects for Turkish companies. ”
The statement added that “the parties discussed the rehabilitation of the common border crossings, including the crossing of (Fesh Khabur) and the extent of their contribution to increase the volume of trade exchange between the two countries,” noting that “all border crossings throughout Iraq will be under the control of the federal government and such a provision would save more Of flexibility in the face of the visible trade between Iraq and neighboring countries, including Turkey, and it prevents importers to impose double customs duties. ”
For his part, Turkish Ambassador Fatih Yildiz said his country welcomed the important steps taken by the Iraqi government for the extension of sovereignty over all border crossings, stressing that “Turkey will be a strong supporter of Iraq in various fields, including the reconstruction of liberated areas through grants or from During the entry of Turkish companies to invest in Iraq. ”
He expressed his country’s readiness to contribute to rehabilitation since Feish Khabur, aware that this crossing will be a catalyst in increasing the volume of trade exchange between the two sides.