Sudanese, we asked the international coalition to end its mission in Iraq

Sudanese, we asked the international coalition to end its mission in Iraq


Sudanese - we asked the international coalition to end its mission in IraqPrime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani said Thursday, while attending a dialogue symposium in the Dutch city of Rotterdam, in the presence of a number of businessmen and representatives of 40 Dutch companies, that we asked the international coalition to end its mission in Iraq.

A statement from Al-Sudani’s office explained that the Prime Minister attended a dialogue seminar held on the sidelines of his official visit to the Netherlands, in the presence of a group of businessmen and representatives of 40 Dutch companies.

Al-Sudani referred, according to the statement, to bilateral relations with the Netherlands, and the aspiration to develop them, especially in the economic aspect, stressing that Iraq is today going through a state of recovery, at various levels, after passing the stage of the war against ISIS, in which the Iraqi people were victorious, with the support and assistance of society. Internationally, the Netherlands was among the countries supporting these efforts.

Al-Sudani pointed out, according to the statement, that we asked the international coalition to end its mission in Iraq, which lasted 10 years, in light of the readiness and efficiency of the Iraqi security services, stressing that the government has priorities, including reforming the Iraqi economy, and we cannot continue to rely on oil revenues only.

He added, Iraq is moving along two paths: the first is achieving reforms in the various economic, banking and financial sectors, and gas investment, and the other is implementing projects that provide job opportunities and meet our needs for services and goods.

He continued, “Iraq imports annually an amount of 70 billion dollars in goods (2020), and with the Netherlands we have imports of approximately 500 million dollars annually, and we have begun a program to use water optimally, in the conditions of scarcity that the region and the world suffer from, stressing that our support for farmers and farmers in purchasing Modern irrigation systems, and we are trying to capitalize on the successful experiences in the Netherlands to confront water scarcity in Iraq.

He continued, one of the outcomes of the meeting with the Dutch government is the formation of a cooperation council between Iraq and the Netherlands, to follow up on all files, including the Agriculture and Water Committee, and we succeeded in approving a three-year budget, which is a message of stability in implementing projects without delay.

He stated that the Iraq Fund for Development will engage with the private sector in implementing projects away from the government, whose role will be planning and organizing, and that the government, for the first time, provides sovereign guarantees to the private sector of up to 85% for any project being implemented, and we need a group of factories that provide construction materials. For new cities, and investing in existing natural resources.

He pointed out that Iraq has adopted the Development Road project, which is the major economic corridor linking the large port of Al-Faw to Europe via Turkey, all the way to the port of Rotterdam. The development road saves time and transportation costs, and will contain non-stop railways.

He pointed out that the Grand Al-Faw Port will witness the light and opening in mid-2025, and one of the ships has made an experimental berth at one of its five berths. We have presented the draft economic amendments law, which will provide an attractive environment for the private sector, and allow a foreign company ownership percentage of up to 100%, and we have begun to reform A radical approach to the financial and banking sector, and procedures related to compliance with global standards in financial transfers.

He concluded that international and Arab banks have begun to open their branches in Iraq, and all nationalities are currently operating in Iraq, and at the European Union level, there are French, Italian, German, Spanish and Austrian companies, as well as Asian and Arab companies, and from countries in the region, and there is will and action, at all levels of state institutions. Iraq, in order to move to a better reality.