Shafaq News/ The Iraqi Ministry of Planning revealed, on Tuesday, the first steps of holding a “neighboring countries conference” in the capital, Baghdad, with European participation.
The ministry said in a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, that the Minister of Planning arrived today in Kuwait, bearing a written message from Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, to invite Prince Nawaf Al-Sabah to attend the Iraqi Neighboring Countries Conference.
The statement quoted Minister Khaled Battal Al-Najm as saying that he is carrying a written message from Al-Kazemi to the Emir of the State of Kuwait, including his invitation to attend the Iraqi Neighboring Countries Conference, which will be held in Baghdad before the end of this month, with high-level European participation.
Al-Najm added that the visit will also include holding a number of bilateral meetings with Kuwaiti officials, to discuss and discuss a number of files of common interest in a way that contributes to strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries.
A source in the Iraqi government revealed, to Shafaq News, earlier that Al-Kazemi is working to establish a regional summit in the capital, Baghdad.
The source also said that it is hoped that the countries surrounding Iraq will participate in this summit, in addition to Qatar, the UAE and Egypt, to be held after the middle of this month.
Last June, Al-Kazemi’s government succeeded in hosting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and King Abdullah II of Jordan in the capital, Baghdad, at a tripartite summit.
Al-Kazemi’s government has been working since taking power a year ago to restore Iraq’s relations with its Arab and regional surroundings, after the tension witnessed by previous governments.