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After agreements and visits that included Paris, Berlin and London, the Iraqi Prime Minister concludes his European tour

The Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, left the British capital, London, today, Friday (23 October 2020), after concluding his three-day visit.

The Iraqi Al-Akhbariya Channel quoted urgent news that “the Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, left the British capital, London, after a three-day visit to Britain, and headed towards the capital, Baghdad.”

Al-Kazemi visited the French capital, Paris, and met French President Emmanuel Macron, before heading towards the German capital Berlin, and he met German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German officials, and a number of issues were agreed upon.

Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister’s office confirmed that Britain plans to hand over 5,000 artifacts to Iraq.

The office said in a statement received (Baghdad today), “Al-Kazemi visited the British Museum in the capital, London, on the sidelines of his current visit to Britain, on the sidelines of his current visit to Britain, and looked at the artifacts that will be officially delivered to Iraq early next year.”

He added, “The number of artifacts prepared for delivery to the Iraqi government is approximately five thousand pieces of clay digits, which is the largest process for returning antiquities at the present time.”

The statement continued, “The Iraqi government will receive an artifact from a Sumerian stone stela that was smuggled, and Iraq recently managed to recover it.”

The media office of the Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, announced, on Monday, October 19, 2020, the signing of three memoranda of understanding with France in the fields of transport, agriculture and education.

In a statement received (Baghdad today), the office said, “Iraq signed in the French capital Paris three memoranda of intent in the fields of transportation, agriculture and education, in the presence of the Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi and the French Prime Minister, Jean Castex.”

“The Iraqi Minister of Agriculture signed with the French Minister of Agriculture and Food, a memorandum of intent to enhance cooperation between the two sides in the field of strengthening the institutional capabilities of the Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture, including the exchange of experiences in the field of agriculture, training, veterinary education, plant health and agricultural research,” the statement added.

The statement added that “the memorandum includes the encouragement of agricultural and food partnerships, in the fields of food and agricultural industries, agricultural machinery, and the development of land and water resources.”

He continued, “The Iraqi Minister of Transport signed a memorandum of goodwill declaration with his French counterpart regarding the construction of the suspended train in the capital, Baghdad,” noting that “the memorandum of intent declaration signed on behalf of the Iraqi Minister of Higher Education, Secretary General of the Council of Ministers Hamid Al-Ghazi with the French Minister of Education, These included strengthening cooperation in the field of education between the two parties, and expanding the admission of Iraqi students to French universities.

The Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, arrived last Sunday, the French capital, Paris, before heading to the German capital, Berlin.

Last Tuesday, the media office of the Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, published the details of the latter’s meeting with the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel.

In a statement received (Baghdad today), the office said, “Al-Kazemi met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, who arrived on his second leg of his European tour.”

The statement added that “Al-Kazemi discussed with the German Chancellor the overall bilateral relations between the two countries, and ways to improve joint cooperation at various levels and fields.”

He pointed out that “the meeting included discussing the files of the German-Iraqi partnership in the field of countering terrorism within the international coalition against ISIS, the file of German aid for the reconstruction of liberated areas, as well as cooperation in the field of developing infrastructure and electric power networks, and the role of German companies in this and other sectors.” Source