Experts praise the role of Iraqi diplomacy in supporting the local economy
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: the mainstay of the emirate
Specialists in economic affairs see the existence of a set of common ties between "diplomacy and economics" that can make them mutually influence the country's progress and achieve its higher interests, noting that Iraqi diplomacy can be a key partner in building economic relations.
According to the specialists, the recent visit of Prime Minister Muhammad Shayaa al-Sudani to Egypt achieved a number of economic points thanks to government diplomacy. Trade, diplomatic training, administration, public office and civil service, as well as tourism, youth, sports, work and exchange of experiences in the field of planning.
And based on the common tasks between diplomacy and economics, researcher and academic Dr. Abdul Karim Al-Issawi believes that it is necessary to take serious steps in this field, including the establishment of permanent and temporary trade and cultural exhibitions in the host countries of Iraqi diplomatic institutions, especially countries that have influence in international decisions for the purpose of consolidating rapprochement with these institutions. Countries and learn about customs and traditions that may lead to commercial cooperation opportunities.
Al-Issawi explained that among "the important steps in activating the interaction between Iraqi diplomacy and the country's economy is the serious work to diversify the Iraqi economy by paying attention to the commodity sectors of agriculture, industry and productive services, accompanied by the encouragement of direct foreign investments to fill the shortage in liquidity in foreign currencies." At the same time, the establishment of the "Iraqi-Saudi Coordination Council, which is a step in the right direction by the Iraqi government, as well as work to expand its scope to include the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council."
Al-Issawi believes that Iraq can become the host country for Gulf capital if foreign diplomacy succeeds in attracting it, stipulating that this matter succeeds in attracting professional cadres specialized in political and economic sciences and holders of higher degrees in line with the requirements of modern diplomacy, stressing the need for daily access. By diplomatic institutions on the political, economic and cultural events that occur in the host countries.
For her part, the Dean of the Faculty of Business Economics at Al-Nahrain University, Dr. Nagham Hussein, said: It is necessary for the interaction between Iraqi diplomacy and the country's economy to stem from the fact that economic relations constitute a basic principle of the orientations of the modern state, and in light of the degree of interdependence and integration between the economies of countries, the variables of the global economy have become Such as exchange rates, international liquidity and the movement of foreign investments that affect the variables of the national economy.
And she continued, from this standpoint, the Iraqi diplomatic staff must have economic knowledge and international relations in addition to its duties in diplomatic representation, and accordingly the state must use its economic capabilities to influence other countries and direct its political activity in a direction that serves the country's national interest.
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