Release date: 2019/1/3 15:39
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq and Turkey “need a comprehensive agreement on all issues, including the issue of water,” President Barham Salih said Thursday.
“We need a strategic partnership with Turkey,” Saleh told a news conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Saleh pointed out that “cooperation in the defense and military fields with Ankara is an important issue for us, and we want to build a common system for our security.” He continued, “We want to establish a strategic relationship with Turkey.”
“Saleh said that” Baghdad will witness the meeting of the Turkish-Iraqi Economic Commission, and the water crisis will be fully ended in accordance with a comprehensive agreement with Turkey, and look forward to the role of an active Turkish in the reconstruction of liberated areas.
“Saleh said” We do not want foreign commandments on Iraq, A new stage, the reconstruction and return to the regional arena “He
expressed confidence that he” will return to Baghdad with a strong momentum of cooperation with Turkey, ”
President Erdogan announced the allocation of $ 5 billion for reconstruction in Iraq
Erdogan said at a joint news conference with His Iraqi counterpart, Barham Salih, during his visit to Rkiya, “pledged to provide $ 5 billion for the reconstruction of Iraq and accelerated the operations in this regard.”
For his part , the Turkish president said, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the allocation of $ 5 billion for reconstruction in Iraq, stressing that the two countries will strengthen cooperation in the fight against terrorism.
Erdogan said, ” “We pledged $ 5 billion for the reconstruction of Iraq and expedited our operations in this regard,” explaining that “the volume of trade between Turkey and Iraq during 2018 amounted to 16 billion dollars”
The Turkish President, “We want Iraq to do a full cooperation agreement and encourage mutual investments “Pointing out that” there are organizations such as gangs Terrorist and PKK threaten the security of Turkey and Iraq together. ”
“Protecting Iraq’s territorial integrity and sovereignty is the basis of our policy towards it,” he said