Iraqi PM discusses economic cooperation with the Netherlands

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Iraqi PM discusses economic cooperation with the Netherlands

On Tuesday, Iraq’s prime minister, Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani, reaffirmed the country’s desire to strengthen its economic ties with the Netherlands.

The Prime Minister highlighted the significance of strengthening bilateral collaboration in several sectors during his discussion with the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hanke Bruins Slot, according to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

Al-Sudani praised the Netherlands for its attempts to mediate a cease-fire, put a stop to Israeli aggression directed at the Palestinians in Gaza, and provide humanitarian aid to the Palestinians in need.

Considering the obvious improvement in the capabilities of the Iraqi armed forces and the defeat of ISIS groups, which no longer pose a threat to Iraq’s security, the Iraqi leader expressed the government’s eagerness to continue working with the NATO Mission in Iraq (NMI) in the areas of training and advice provision to Iraq’s security forces.

The Dutch firms’ involvement in major projects in Iraq, such the Development Road and the Al-Faw Grand Port, was warmly received by the prime minister of that country.

Slot stated that the Dutch government hopes that Al-Sudani’s impending visit to Amsterdam would provide a chance to further develop bilateral ties.

The foreign minister of the Netherlands also reaffirmed support for initiatives to bring about a cease-fire in Gaza, stop the war from escalating further, and clear the path for the delivery of humanitarian supplies to the besieged Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.