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The Kuwaiti newspaper, "Al-Rai", revealed the scenes of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi's meeting with the Kuwaiti Chamber of Commerce and Industry, during his visit to Kuwait.
And the newspaper said, “The Chamber of Commerce and Industry opened its door to receive Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi and his accompanying delegation, on the sidelines of his official visit to Kuwait, where the Chairman of its Board of Directors, Muhammad Al-Saqr, expressed the chamber’s pride for the share it had in Al-Kazemi’s visit to Kuwait, despite its short duration and crowdedness. its programme.”
In this regard, Al-Sager said: “Kuwait, with the nature of its geographical neighborhood, economic integration, and societal rapprochement with Iraq, thanks to its infrastructure with its ports, roads and communications, the capabilities of its banking system, and the richness of its investment experience, stands fully qualified to be at the forefront of Iraq’s strategic partners in trade, finance and services. “.
Al-Sager pointed out, according to the newspaper, that "the development partnership project between the two countries definitely needs official support and care, especially since all indicators and trends at the regional and international levels confirm that the private sector is the one who can and must play the primary role in building this partnership." .
Al-Sager stressed that “the International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq, which was called and organized by Kuwait in 2018, was a declaration neither clearer nor more comprehensive than the state’s commitment to support and support development efforts and projects in Iraq, within the framework of a partnership that achieves the interests of both parties, and from a future perspective free of The effects of the legacy and its accounts.
Al-Sager indicated that "the position of the Kuwaiti private sector, in turn, is fully consistent with the position of the state, and that the physical and electronic portals of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Kuwait are legitimized to push in this direction."
Al-Sager said, "Our sincere enthusiasm for the economic partnership project should not forget us in both Kuwait and Iraq, that our success depends in the final analysis on the presence of a strong private sector, and on providing a fair, safe and stable investment environment in the two countries."
Al-Saqr added, "The whole world knows the extent of the sacrifices that the Iraqi people have borne since 2003 until today in their brave confrontation with the forces of terrorism, its organizations and those behind it, which makes supporting and supporting the development and reconstruction efforts in Iraq an international moral responsibility on the one hand, and a horizon full of rewarding opportunities on the one hand. a second".
, for his part, Al-Kazemi, according to the newspaper, expressed his "happiness to visit the chamber," stressing his " keenness to strengthen development partnerships between the two countries."
Al-Kazemi indicated that "Kuwait has a wise vision in directing its foreign policies, based on a long legacy of good experiences and initiatives that have been crowned with success."
Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi pointed out that "the Iraqi government seeks to facilitate the movement of intra-trade and raise the level of trade exchange between Kuwait and Iraq, which does not reach the desired level during the current period, through efforts being made to remove any obstacles facing the entry of Kuwaiti goods into Iraq."
Al-Kazemi reviewed, according to “Al-Rai”, “the most important features of the Iraqi economy and the most prominent sectors that attract investment, the most important of which is food security, especially in the agricultural field, which is a fertile investment environment, in addition to the state’s regulations and legislation aimed at attracting, attracting and encouraging foreign investment in other sectors of common interest.”
The Iraqi Prime Minister stressed, "the government's keenness to solve all obstacles facing prospective Kuwaiti investors, and to develop appropriate solutions to the difficulties facing existing Kuwaiti investments and to protect their rights."
According to “Al-Rai”, an official dinner was held in honor of Al-Kazemi, which was attended by ministers and dignitaries accompanying the Iraqi prime minister, as well as the Minister of Oil and Higher Education, Dr. Muhammad Abdul Latif Al-Faris, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah, the Minister of Interior Thamer Ali Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, and the Minister of Trade and Industry. Abdullah Issa Al-Salman, a number of members of the Chamber’s board of directors, representatives of quality unions and a number of Kuwaiti companies.
According to the newspaper, Saqr welcomed Al-Kazemi … “in prose,” saying:
If our neighborhood is destiny, then the goodness of this neighborhood is will.
And if our kinship is a legacy, then closer kinship is an act of worship.
We in Kuwait are very keen on this and that.
We in Kuwait are confident that you are no less careful than us.
Because you know, as we do, that this is in our interest, progress and prosperity together.
I reiterate the welcome to your country, and to the honorable brothers who accompanied you. I also affirm my gratitude for your generous initiative and thank you for your listening.
In response to a question about the obstacles and problems facing the “Agility” and “Zain” companies in Iraq, Al-Kazemi said during his meeting with the editors-in-chief of local newspapers, according to the newspaper, “I tell businessmen that our doors are open through encouraging investment laws to attract money for the benefit of Iraqis, and we need to be creative.” With the courage to attract investments, for the first time the government is fighting corruption and preventing blackmail from businessmen. And any investor or company that has a problem, I am ready to meet with him and hear his problem.”
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