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Shafaq News/ The Iraqi Prime Minister, Muhammad Shia'a Al-Sudani considered, on Wednesday, that Iraq's participation in the Arab-Chinese summit to be held in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, is of "special importance," stressing his government's aspiration to quote China's successful experiences in the field of "combating poverty, combating desertification and climate change." transition from a state economy to a market economy.
"The Arab-Chinese summit in Riyadh comes at a time when the world is witnessing major political and economic transformations and conflicts," Al-Sudani said, in an article published by the Saudi newspaper Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, seen by Shafaq News Agency, noting that it also comes "in conjunction with Iraq passing through a difficult political stage." .
He added, "Therefore, our participation in this summit is of special importance, as it is an occasion to share our government's new economic vision with our Arab brothers, our Gulf neighbors, and our Chinese friends, which opens up a very large scope for cooperation and joint investment for all countries participating in this summit."
Al-Sudani said, "Modern management of the economy is the focus of our government's work, as we firmly believe that building a strong Iraqi economy capable of achieving the desired qualitative change is based on investing the creativity of the enormous youth energies, and creating great investment opportunities that produce various job opportunities for a country characterized by the fact that the largest proportion of its population is of young people, and investment within a safe environment, and it also contributes to strengthening and improving the foundations of cooperation with the countries of the world based on the principle of protecting common investment interests, and this can only be achieved through the optimal investment of our country’s geographical location,” stressing that “we extend our hand to real, well-established partnerships with world trends.” We want Iraq to be a region of convergence and integration between East and West, and living peoples and conscious nations are capable of that.
He pointed out that "trade cooperation with China is a given, but Iraq is looking forward to quoting its successful experiences in areas such as combating poverty, as it lifted hundreds of millions of its citizens out of the poverty line, combating desertification and climate change, and moving from a state economy to a market economy."
Al-Sudani stressed, "I believe that this summit is an explicit call for economic and investment integration between Iraq with neighboring countries, by benefiting from the Chinese experience in the field of economic integration with the countries of the world."
And he considered that "this economic experience can create a state of Arab economic integration, by taking advantage of the presence of the Chinese trading partner, to develop a sustainable and integrated Arab economy, through the exchange of trade and investment opportunities and technological information."
Al-Sudani indicated, "Our government believes that Iraq's strategic location, depth, historical heritage, regional weight, abundance of resources, and influence in the world economy give it the right to play a major role that represents its true size in establishing the best relations with countries, on the basis of mutual and complementary interests with neighboring countries, Arab countries, and friendly countries." .
On Sunday (December 4), Iraqi Prime Minister Muhammad Shia' al-Sudani announced Iraq's participation in the Arab-Chinese summit to be held in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.
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