Mon. Jul 15th, 2024

The Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fuad Hussein, reviewed the prospects of cooperation with the Somali Prime Minister, Hamza Abdi Barre, and his accompanying delegation.

During their meeting in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, Hussein emphasized the importance of promoting relations between the two countries, opening new horizons for cooperation, and assisting Iraqi investors in increasing investments in Africa, particularly Somalia, due to its strategic location and rich resources, according to a statement released by the Iraqi Foreign Ministry.

The Iraqi Foreign Minister indicated that Iraq’s current foreign policy aims to promote ties with African countries and open new markets.

Barre stated that he had constructive discussions in Baghdad, stressing that Somalia has had tremendous challenges but is currently expanding its political and economic relationships.

The two sides emphasized the importance of forming a higher ministerial commission and providing a mechanism for coordination between the two countries.

Hussein also expressed Iraq’s willingness to collaborate with Somalia in cultural and scientific areas by allowing Somali students to study in Iraq.

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