|Jumaili and Lundes|
Economy News Baghdad
He met with Minister of Planning / Minister of Trade Agency , Salman Jumaili, Wednesday, Ambassador of Australia in Iraq Joan Lunds, to discuss measures Andham Iraq to the World Trade Organization.
The ministry said in a statement received by “Economy News” that “the meeting discussed ways of joint cooperation between the two countries as well as cooperation in a number of areas, offering trade, investment, agricultural, cultural and scientific relations.”
The transfer of the statement from Jumaili as saying that “Iraq has becomethe day represents a stability factor in the region , and therefore it is apromising investment environment that can attract a lot of companies and investors to take advantage of these opportunities.”
He pointed out that “bilateral relations between the two countries are developing steadily, because Australia is one of the important sources of wheat supply to Iraq and there are good prospects for strengthening these relations through increasing the volume of trade exchange and benefiting from the Australian capabilities in supporting the Iraqi government’s efforts in reconstruction and upgrading the services provided For citizens and the development of agriculture “.
He added that “Iraq is dealing with all countries on the basis of equality of relations within the network of interests governed by international law,” calling “the Australian side to support Iraq in his bid to join the World Trade Organization,” adding that the accession process is important in facilitating the movement of trade and goods within World Trade Agreement.
From its part , expressed the the Ambassador of the Australian Lunds, expressed “willingness of its government to provide all kinds of support for Iraq , which is economically, geographically and politically weight important at the level of the region and the world,” noting that it “will provide possible support for Iraq ‘s accession to the WTO.”