Iraq and Turkey discuss issues related to the development path
The first 10/01/2023
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Yesterday, Saturday, Minister of Transport Razzaq Muhaibas Al-Saadawi held an expanded meeting in Baghdad, with his Turkish counterpart Abdulkadir Oraloglu and his accompanying delegation, to discuss the development road project.
Al-Saadawi said in a statement: “We discussed a number of issues related to the development road project with the Turkish Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Abdulkadir Uraloglu,” explaining that “the meeting discussed the technical, legal and financial issues.”
He added that the meeting, which was attended by high-level officials from both countries, also reviewed the economic model of the project and how to establish and operate its various projects, pointing out that joint committees have been formed between Baghdad and Ankara to discuss technical, financial and legal issues, which will work to resolve any issues in order to begin work. On implementing the project.
The two sides stressed, according to the statement, the importance of conducting field visits to land and railway connection points between the two countries.
For his part, the Turkish Minister of Transport and Infrastructure began his speech during the meeting by offering condolences and sympathy to the Iraqi government and people regarding the Hamdaniyah incident, stressing his country’s government’s support and support for Iraq, and its full readiness to provide any assistance that strengthens the bonds of relationship and cooperation between the two countries.
Oglu reviewed the volume of trade exchange between Baghdad and Ankara, noting that transport corridors are increasing day after day around the world.
He added, "The development path will be the gold medalist among those corridors," pointing out that "the Turkish government worked to form a coordination council with a number of European countries regarding the development path, and therefore we hope that there will be another coordination council that includes Iraq and the countries of the region."
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