Iraq, Turkey FMs Discuss Development Plans

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein met with Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan on Saturday, on the sidelines of the Peace Summit in Ukraine at the Burgenstock Resort in Lucerne, Switzerland.

This significant meeting focused on the importance of bilateral relations between Iraq and Turkey, particularly on how to fortify these ties for the mutual benefit of both nations. Key regional and international issues of shared concern were also on the agenda, with an emphasis on security challenges and economic collaboration.

The primary outcome of the discussions was the agreement to convene the Joint Permanent Higher Political and Security Committee in August 2024, in Ankara, to be co-chaired by the two ministers. They also committed to follow up on the results of President Erdogan’s recent visit to Baghdad and to deliberate on the Development Road project, highlighting its critical importance for Iraq and the broader region. They also explored ways to enhance cooperation in energy, trade, and investment, along with sharing perspectives on the latest developments in the Middle East.

Both ministers stressed the crucial need for ongoing dialogue and coordination between Iraq and Turkey to address common challenges and work towards achieving stability and prosperity in the region.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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