Al-Kadhimi invites the Turkish President to visit Baghdad

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi invited the Turkish President to visit Baghdad.

Al-Kadhimi said in the joint press conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Our visit comes in response to the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and to confirm the depth of the ties and historical ties that bind our two countries, and we are looking forward to further development in bilateral relations, and we are working diligently to address any obstacles facing these relations.

He added, “We discussed topics and issues of common interest. Emphasis was placed on consolidating cooperation on the basis of mutual respect, non-interference in internal affairs and crystallization of unified positions towards regional issues.

He continued, we are working on activating the Supreme Council for strategic cooperation between Iraq and Turkey, as well as the Iraqi-Turkish joint committee.

He stressed that Iraq desires constructive communication with all its neighbors, and has no intention of entering into any axes, and seeks to maintain good relations with everyone.

He explained that Turkey is one of the main trading partners of Iraq, we rely on it in the reconstruction and development of the infrastructure, and we want to further develop the economic relations and economic partnerships between the two countries, and invest in particular in the sectors that Iraq currently needs.

He continued: “We appreciate Turkey’s position in receiving Turkish hospitals for many of our wounded heroes in the armed forces, who were injured while confronting ISIS terrorism.

He said: We also value Turkey’s position at the donors ’conference held in Kuwait in 2018, to provide a financial grant for the reconstruction of areas affected by the military conflict with the terrorist organization (ISIS), and we seek to facilitate measures that would accelerate the benefit from this Turkish support.

He stressed that Iraq’s position is clear in condemning and not allowing any terrorist organization to use Iraqi lands as a starting point for attacking its neighbors, and what has happened recently in the Sinjar region and on the Iraqi-Syrian borders to prevent these organizations from entering Iraqi lands and attempting to infiltrate the Kurdistan region.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency