The Minister of Foreign Affairs stresses the importance of encouraging discreet European companies to invest in Iraq
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According to a statement of the Ministry of Foreign it was stressed the importance of activating the partnership agreement, and memorandums of understanding signed between Iraq and the European Union, and the exchange of experiences, and support Iraq in political, security, economic, and service. the
minister confirmed the readiness of the State Department to provide all the support for the success of the mission 's ambassador, and the staff of the diplomatic mission in Baghdad .
For his part, Ambassador Phil Variola affirmed the European Union's support to Iraq and the need to respect its sovereignty and not to interfere in its internal affairs. He valued the efforts of the Iraqi government in holding the Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership.
He also affirmed the European Union's continuation of providing humanitarian support, supporting the Iraqi government's efforts to combat terrorism, and supporting it with military advisors.
The minister stressed the need to strengthen relations between Iraq and the European Union countries within the framework of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, to encourage solid European companies to invest in Iraq, and to work for the European Union to have a greater role in the international arena.[/rtl]