Iraq and Kuwait agree to form joint committees to activate the outcomes of the donor conference
Iraqi Minister of Planning Khaled Battal Al-Najm and Kuwaiti Ambassador to Iraq Salem Al-Zamanan agreed today, Sunday, to form joint committees to activate the outputs of the Kuwait Donors Conference that was held at the beginning of 2018, while the minister called “The Star” Kuwaiti companies to take advantage of the available investment opportunities in Iraq, The Iraqi Ministry of Planning said in a statement, “Minister of Planning Khaled Battal Al-Najm received, at his office in the Ministry’s office, today, Sunday, the Ambassador of the State of Kuwait to Iraq, Salem Ghassab Al-Zamanan. “
The statement added, “The two sides discussed a number of issues of common concern, especially with regard to strengthening bilateral relations in the economic and investment fields, among them, the rehabilitation and development of the Safwan border port, and the implementation of a number of service projects, in the health and education sectors and the implementation of Ya Hussein Road, The link between the southern governorates and Karbala governorate, through a number of central governorates .
The two parties agreed, according to the statement, to “form joint Iraqi-Kuwaiti committees to follow up and activate the outcomes of the Kuwait Donors Conference that was held at the initiative of the State of Kuwait in the beginning of 2018. “
The Minister praised the “star”, the positions of the State of Kuwait, the government and the people, in support of Iraq, especially in the area of confronting the Corona pandemic, and supporting efforts for reconstruction and achieving stability and development in all of Iraq, “noting that” the current situation that the countries of the region and the world go through requires, More cooperation to cross the crisis and overcome the economic challenges caused by lower oil prices . “
The star stressed: “The Iraqi government went on to take a series of economic measures and reforms, in the short and medium term, by activating investment and creating an attractive environment for business,” calling on “Kuwaiti companies to take advantage of available investment opportunities in many development sectors, according to economic priorities.” And the development gaps that are indicated at the level of each governorate.
For his part, Kuwaiti Ambassador to Iraq Salem Al-Zamanan welcomed the “directions of the Iraqi government to support investment and enhance fruitful cooperation relations with the State of Kuwait,” expressing “the Kuwaiti government’s willingness to provide more support to the brotherly Iraqi people, in various fields, and the desire of many Companies to operate in Iraq.” Source