The Czech Foreign Minister told Al-Sabah: We offered our security and industrial expertise to Iraq
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Baghdad: Omar Abdul Latif
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Fuad Hussein highlighted the ambitions of the current government to transform Iraq into a natural gas producing country instead of oil, indicating that Baghdad's relations with Europe will witness building on this basis in the energy fields.
Hussein added, during a joint press conference with his Czech counterpart, Jan Lipavsky, who is on a visit to the capital, Baghdad, that "economic and trade relations were the focus of our meeting," adding that "representatives of 15 Czech companies with the delegation came to Baghdad, accompanied by the minister."
The Minister of Foreign Affairs indicated that "a meeting was held between representatives of companies and representatives of the Iraqi private sector, to discuss the contribution of Czech companies, the government and companies in supporting the Iraqi economy," noting that "Iraq is interested in Czech industrial knowledge, and this country can play a role in joint work to build the local economy."
Hussein explained that "Iraq, which is an oil country today, will be an invading country in the coming years, and Iraqi-European relations will be based on this area with Iraq."
In turn, Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky said: Prague is interested in developing relations with Baghdad. Lipavsky said, in an interview with "Al-Sabah": "The two countries have had mutual relations in trade and cooperation for decades, as Czech companies helped the Iraqi oil industry and contributed to the supply of weapons, and the development of fields such as agriculture, irrigation and other industries, as well as the supply of industries related to the health sector and training." angels.”
Lipavsky added that he "presented an official invitation from the President of the Czech Republic to the President of the Republic of Iraq to visit his country, and we expect a meeting of businessmen under the umbrella of the Czech Ministry of Industry with its Iraqi counterpart, as well as a visit of Iraqi delegations to the Czech Republic during the next stage," explaining that "there is a significant improvement in The security situation was reflected in Baghdad's successful endeavors to restore relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia and to resolve the situation in Syria and return it to its Arab surroundings. It will open the way for its companies to meet with their Iraqi counterparts to discuss areas of joint cooperation, as well as charitable work to advance the social reality of some segments in Iraq.
Regarding security cooperation, the Czech Foreign Minister stated that his country "is ready to provide assistance, after helping to supply aircraft that Iraq is currently using, in addition to training and maintaining staff on them, as the Czech Republic is part of NATO and had the largest share in contributing to the Iraqi war against ISIS." terrorist."
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