Iraq reveals the details of the “economic cooperation” session with the United States and the Gulf states
Policy 07/17 2020 14:00 442 Editor: ht
Baghdad today – Baghdad
On Friday, July 17, 2020, the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs revealed the details of the economic cooperation discussions session between the Iraqi government and the United States of America, and the Gulf Cooperation Council.
The ministry said in a statement received (Baghdad today), “A tripartite discussion session that brought together representatives of the governments of the Republic of Iraq, the United States of America and the Cooperation Council for the Arab Gulf States; was held yesterday via video call, to discuss the topic of the electrical link project between Iraq and the Arab Gulf states” .
The statement added that “this session comes with the organization and support of the government of the United States of America, and aims to work to find an effective way to implement the electrical link project between Iraq and the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, in addition to moving forward in encouraging economic cooperation between the Iraqi and Gulf sides.”
He pointed out that “the session issued a joint statement summarizing the renewal of the government of Iraq, the United States, and the Gulf Cooperation Council, their full support for the Gulf Cooperation Council electrical linkage project to connect electrical networks to Iraq and the Gulf Cooperation Council. The United States is committed to facilitating this project, and providing support wherever it is the need”.
The joint statement pointed out that “this project will provide the necessary electrical energy to Iraqi citizens, and support economic development in Iraq, especially in the southern provinces.”
And that “the government of Iraq, the Gulf Cooperation Council, and the United States are looking forward to increased and close cooperation in the economic, energy fields between the United States, Iraq, and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, to be the basis for peace, development, and prosperity in the region.”
The government of Iraq, the Gulf Cooperation Council, and the United States called for “the speedy and full implementation of the pledges made in 2018 by the international community at the Kuwait International Conference for Reconstruction in Iraq.”