The Iraqi Arab openness is a mature corrective step
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Baghdad: Haider Al-Jaber
Within just one week, the Prime Minister visited an Arab country and received the leader of another country in Baghdad, and both visits were primarily economic, although the political aspects that indicate a change in attitudes and the region's trend towards calm are not hidden.
Last week, Prime Minister Muhammad Shia'a al-Sudani visited Egypt for the second time in 100 days, aiming primarily at strengthening economic and trade relations between Baghdad and Cairo, and benefiting from Egyptian expertise in reconstruction projects.
The government spokesman described Al-Sudani's visit to Cairo as a mission, explaining that it "aims to discuss bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries." According to the Egyptian journalist and poet, Ibrahim Al-Masry, Iraq is an important Arab country, and a geographically and culturally significant country, calling for an increase in the volume of trade exchange between the two countries. Al-Masry told Al-Sabah: “Iraq is of great importance to the Arab world, and the opposite is also true, and the vital field for this importance is to grow steadily everything that would politically, economically, culturally, and in the media, that strengthens relations between Iraq and the Arab world.” And he added, “ Iraq is a geographically and culturally balanced country in the Arab region, and although the events of the past twenty years have affected, in one way or another, Iraq's relationship with its Arab surroundings, I believe that working towards the future requires a greater effort from everyone.” He explained, “For example, the volume of trade exchange between Iraq and Egypt, until the year 2022, amounted to about 500 million dollars, and this is a modest value, given the volume of trade exchange between two countries that have great capabilities. Al-Sudani's last visit to Cairo, to deepen relations between Baghdad and Cairo, which should be the same between Baghdad and the Arab capitals.
Al-Masry called on the Arab countries to contribute to the development of their relations with Iraq, within frameworks that care about the future in all fields. In addition, the Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, concluded an official visit to Iraq, which is the first for an Arab leader since the formation of the new government, and the second for him, a decade. During which he held talks with Prime Minister Mohamed Shia Al-Sudani, which dealt with the relations of the two countries, areas of cooperation and common issues. The visit witnessed the signing of a number of agreements and memorandums of understanding between the two countries in the fields of infrastructure, tourism and health, with the aim of expanding investment and trade cooperation between the two countries.
For his part, Babiker Khalil Othman, a Sudanese doctor and blogger interested in Arab affairs, praised the Arab openness to Iraq, stressing that Iraq's security and stability is the key to the security of the Gulf and its Arab countries.
Othman told "Al-Sabah": "The Arab openness to Iraq is required, and the honorable Iraqi people deserve support and support to build their multi-ethnic and multi-sectarian national state in a manner that brings stability and development to Mesopotamia." He added that "Iraq's security and stability is the key to the security of the entire Gulf, and these are facts." undisputed geopolitics.
Othman said, "The Arabs' recent realization of the mistake of boycotting Iraq made them move seriously to avoid the mistakes of the past, and Iraq is now in urgent need of support from all its neighbors in order to rise again and take its important and well-known leading cultural position."
And the Iraqi masses changed the negative impression in the Arab media, during the "Gulf 25" championship in Basra, which surprised the participating delegations, and even the Arab viewers. , in (Gulf 25), and I realized that Iraq has returned to its position after isolation that lasted for more than 3 decades.” He added, “Iraq’s return is slow and cautious, but it is a step towards the right direction.”
He added, "The Iraqi people, with all their different sects and all their political currents, are looking forward to restoring Iraq's pioneering role in the region, a role that the world has known since the dawn of history."
Edited by: Muhammad Al-Ansari
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