Baghdad and Beijing discuss Iraq’s accession to the economic belt agreement
Minister of Transport Abdullah Luaibi received on Sunday Chinese Ambassador Zang Tao and his accompanying delegation to the Cabinet to discuss Iraq’s accession to the road and road initiative in view of the importance of its economic and commercial position.
According to the statement of the Ministry of Transport, “Luaibi explained during the meeting that Iraq is actively seeking to join the international initiative as it aims to converge visions between the participating countries, especially that Iraq has an important geographical location distinguishes it from other countries linking the Mediterranean Sea and the Arabian Gulf, Transport goods and travelers between East and West ‘.
“The new government program emphasizes the need to open up to all countries in the world, especially in the field of major economic investments and constructions related to transport and trade, which contribute to the country’s economy and reputation,” he said.
For his part, the ambassador said that Iraq is an integral part of the initiative of the belt and the road, pointing out that the initiative is available to all countries of the world, in addition to the Chinese government is moving towards globalization to make all countries to move forward.
The Iraqi government signed with the Chinese side at the end of 2015 agreements and memorandums of economic cooperation and to participate in the construction of the economic belt of the Silk Road land and sea. Source