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The European Union announces that it has taken a number of steps to remove Iraq from the list of high-risk countries

Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein affirmed that Iraq is looking forward to activating bilateral relations with the European Union countries in light of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, while the European Union ambassador announced that steps will be taken to remove Iraq from the list of high-risk countries.

A Foreign Ministry statement received by Al-Akhbariya stated that Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein held a meeting with European Union ambassadors in Iraq, and the minister reviewed the efforts of the Iraqi government in the field of securing missions and organizing their work in Iraq, expressing aspiration to activate cooperation relations in light of the signed cooperation and partnership agreement. Between the two sides.

The statement added, as they discussed the situation of European non-governmental organizations in Iraq, and the need to overcome obstacles that hinder their work. The measures taken by the European Union in the field of facilitating the work of Iraqi airlines were discussed during the meeting.

For his part, the minister promised to overcome all difficulties and obstacles in various fields.

For his part, the European Union ambassador, who was present at the meeting, stated that a number of steps have been taken to overcome technical obstacles in cooperation with the Central Bank of Iraq regarding removing Iraq from the list of high-risk countries in the field of terrorist financing and money laundering. Source