Al-Kazemi’s European tour … financial and political support to pull Iraq out of its crises

Al-Kazemi’s European tour … financial and political support to pull Iraq out of its crises

10/19/2020 17:26

Al-Kazemis European tour ... financial and political support to pull Iraq out of its crises[Baghdad-Where]
On the first European tour to enhance economic and security cooperation, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi met with French President Emmanuel Macron, today, Monday, and he will meet with senior officials in Britain, and also in Germany.
Al-Kazemi headed a government delegation accompanying him for a period of 4 days, to mobilize support to confront the crises afflicting the country, the most important of which are the financial and health file, and to emphasize the continuing need for Western support in the war against ISIS.
After France, Al-Kazemi moves to Germany, where he is scheduled to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel, before going to his last stop in Britain.
Economically, the Iraqi delegation accompanying Al-Kazemi, which includes the governor of the Central Bank, Mustafa Ghaleb Makhaif, will meet with the governors of the three European countries’ banks, to develop banking relations and encourage international investments.

French support
In this context, the researcher specializing in Iraqi affairs, Tayseer Al-Alousi, considered in an exclusive interview with Al-Hurra that “two things should be considered regarding the visit to France, the first is that France supports confronting the factions and the uncontrolled weapon, and the second is Macron’s support for Iraqi sovereignty “.
Al-Alousi stressed that “there is an effort to raise the name of Iraq from the list of dangerous countries in France, which contributes to attracting French investment and companies,” considering that “the economic talks with France are not aimed at establishing the Baghdad Metro and Sinjar Hospital only, but also to rehabilitate the destroyed infrastructure in Iraq.”
Regarding Al-Kazemi’s visit to Germany, Al-Alusi considered that “Iraq seeks to open doors for cooperation in the fields of energy and transportation, and there is a German tendency to reopen the consulate in Basra, and there are efforts to strengthen relations in various fields.”
It is also expected that Britain will participate in drawing up an appropriate strategy for developing and rehabilitating the infrastructure and searching for priorities that can raise the Iraqi economy, according to Al-Alousi as well.
The Iraqi researcher stressed that “Iraq’s orientation towards the European Union is a vital matter and one of the pillars of the country’s transformation towards openness to the outside,” noting that “this visit provides reassurances to the Iraqi people in revolt about a better future.”

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