Iraq and Lebanon sign a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the industrial field
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Today, Sunday, the Iraqi Ministry of Industry and Minerals and the Lebanese Ministry of Industry signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the industrial field between the two countries.
Today, at the Ministry's headquarters in Baghdad, Minister of Industry and Minerals Manal Aziz al-Khabbaz held a session of talks with the Lebanese Minister of Industry, Georges Bouchkian, in the presence of the undersecretaries, advisors and general managers at the ministry's center, the Lebanese delegation, and the ambassadors of both countries, and they signed a memorandum of understanding containing several items and articles for mechanisms of cooperation and industrial partnership between the two municipalities.
At the beginning of the session, the baker reiterated the directives of the Prime Minister and the Iraqi government's interest in standing with Lebanon's government and people to overcome the crisis and the difficult circumstances it is facing, noting that Lebanon has distinguished capabilities in a number of industries, including the pharmaceutical industry, and that it is possible to benefit and exchange experiences and transfer successful experiences between the two countries. In this field and other industrial fields, especially that Iraq is a rich country with capabilities and capabilities in various sectors.
The Iraqi minister called for the importance of laying sound foundations for cooperation and starting the first step to be a good gesture for cooperation and industrial partnership, especially since the Iraqi Ministry of Industry today is working in large areas and in a more open style, stressing that the Iraqi government seeks to build a real partnership with all the countries of Iraq and to make Iraq a real player in the region The region has generated an active and balanced role in dealing with all the countries of the region.
For his part, the Lebanese Minister of Industry expressed his hope that this meeting will be a new step for the future of relations and joint cooperation in the interest of both countries and the region.
A statement issued by the Iraqi Ministry of Industry and Minerals stated that during the session, the most prominent areas and projects available for joint industrial cooperation were reviewed to be a step and the beginning of a great industrial future between the two countries.
The contracts concluded with the Lebanese side to supply some industrial products were also discussed, and the possibility of exploiting the large areas and capacities enjoyed by the Samarra Pharmaceutical Company and the Nineveh Pharmaceutical Factory in establishing new pharmaceutical projects for the production of chronic and cancer drugs, according to the statement.
The statement referred to cooperation in the field of mining industries, as the Iraqi minister directed to hold bilateral meetings with the Lebanese delegation to provide them with all information, answer inquiries, and direct technical communication with the advanced cadres in the ministry. The National Products Directory.
In addition, al-Khabbaz said in a press conference that the visit and discussions came in order to find formulas for cooperation between Iraq and Lebanon and to put the first step for this cooperation and to seek industrial integration that serves the two countries.
While the Lebanese Minister of Industry indicated that the talks took place under the slogan of the integrated industry between Iraq and Lebanon, and we will seek to achieve this integration in the next stage.
A Lebanese delegation comprising Lebanese businessmen, economy and industry, headed by Industry Minister George Bushkian, arrived yesterday, Saturday, in the capital, Baghdad, on an official visit to participate in the Lebanese-Iraqi businessmen conference.
Bushkian said that the visit also comes "in order to activate all joint agreements, to activate the Arab Facilitation Agreement, and to open and facilitate transit on the Iraqi, Syrian and Lebanese borders."