Demanded Foreign Minister Ibrahim al – Jaafari, on Tuesday, his Swiss counterpart Didier Burkhaltr launch is estimated at one billion US dollars frozen in Swiss banks Iraqi funds, and as he emphasized the necessity of activating the agreements signed between the two countries in 1977 economic agreement, called for Switzerland to open an embassy in Baghdad.
Said Jaafari ‘s office said in a statement, said that the recent ‘Swiss Foreign Minister met on the sidelines of the Human Rights Council meetings that are held its business in the Swiss city of Geneva’, noting that “During the meeting , they discussed bilateral relations between Baghdad and Byrne, and ways to consolidate in the framework of strengthening joint cooperation between the two countries ‘.
He called on al – Jaafari, the Swiss side to ‘activate the agreements signed between the two countries in 1977 economic agreement, the opening of the Swiss Embassy in Baghdad , “and urged” the release of an estimated one billion dollars frozen in Swiss banks Iraqi funds. ”
Jaafari confirmed that ‘Iraq insists on openness and consolidation of relations, and benefit from the experiences of others, and looks forward to strengthening cooperation in the training of Iraqi diplomats, and to facilitate the granting of visas visa between Baghdad and Berne’, directed ‘to his invitation to visit Iraq in the framework of strengthening relations between the two countries. ”
For his part, Burkhaltr that ‘what is important is how the reconstruction of Iraq, and to help achieve security and stability , ‘ he said, adding that Ttsoisra send humanitarian aid through the United Nations, and we have experts working in the United Nations organizations in Iraq ”.
He stressed Tohmah develop a new business plan, and economic development and cooperation and investment between the two countries’, noting that ‘ the Iraqi delegation , who visited Switzerland earlier this year discuss the security cooperation, counter – terrorism, and to increase the security and intelligence coordination which will contribute to facilitate the granting of visas visa between Switzerland and Iraq’ .