13:03 - 2023-01-25
Today, Tuesday, January 24, 2023, the President of the Republic, Dr. Abdul Latif Jamal Rashid, received at the Baghdad Palace a number of ambassadors of Arab countries accredited to Iraq
. By providing the necessary services and rebuilding
the infrastructure, and this will be achieved in light of the stability and peace that Iraq is currently experiencing after years of wars, terrorism and violence. Algeria in organizing the summit, stressing that the Arab leaders and presidents welcomed the formation of the government and the role of Iraq in resolving outstanding issues between the Arab countries, expressing his happiness for his visit to the republics of Egypt and Algeria.
He added that preserving the environment has become a global issue and the countries of the region are very interested in improving the environment and addressing water scarcity, pointing out that European countries in the Davos Economic Forum were interested in Iraq's participation and expressed their willingness to cooperate, as they consider our region rich, civilized and important, also there was interest from the participants in the conference Davos democracy and its importance.
The President of the Republic stated that Iraq has promising investment opportunities, but we need to rehabilitate the infrastructure and should coordinate and cooperate with the Arab countries to create an investment environment in Iraq, and in this field we need bilateral and tripartite cooperation with the Arab brothers.
The President of the Republic added that we hope, within a short period to come, to approve the budget that has not been approved for three years, which caused delays in the completion of vital projects, calling on the ambassadors to encourage companies in their countries for the purpose of investing in Iraq. Regarding the security situation, the President of the Republic affirmed that the situation is stable, but unfortunately the media did not convey this image of Iraq, calling on the ambassadors to convey the true picture of Iraq and the state of safety in its cities, pointing out that presidents, leaders and politicians expressed their support for Iraq in its efforts to consolidate security and stability and their desire to establish relations effective with it.
In turn, the ambassadors of the Arab countries extended their thanks and appreciation to the President of the Republic for the warm welcome, stressing their countries' keenness and desire to expand the horizons of cooperation in a way that secures the supreme interests of all and achieves the aspirations of the peoples for prosperity and progress.
And the Emirati ambassador indicated that his country is keen on strengthening relations between the two countries, stressing that there are companies ready to work in Iraq, while the Syrian ambassador spoke of his government's optimism that Iraq will have a role in improving Arab relations, and that the Iraqi government will continue with the steps it has taken.
The Saudi and Kuwaiti ambassadors touched on the importance of investing in Iraq and working on setting up an investment protection agreement in a way that motivates the investor to start direct steps to work. The Saudi ambassador emphasized that the economy has become a substitute for the use of military force, pointing to the need for coordination, cooperation and facilitation of procedures in order to develop investment work and exploit available opportunities.
As for the Lebanese ambassador, he indicated the need to support the private sector, which needs real partnership with the public sector.
The ambassadors offered their congratulations on the occasion of the Iraqi team's victory in the 25th edition of the Gulf Cup.
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