PM heads to Ankara and important files are on the table

  • 17-12-2020, 12:54
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    Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, heading a high-ranking government delegation, will head to Turkey today, Thursday, to discuss important files, most notably the expansion of trade and economic relations, the cancellation of visas between the two countries, and cooperation to freeze the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

    The head of the Parliamentary Foreign Relations Committee, Sherko Mirwais, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "The most prominent files that will be discussed in the interest of the two countries are the abolition of visas between Iraq and Turkey and the revitalization of commercial dealings," noting that "the water, security and political files top the discussions. ".

    The head of the Parliamentary Security and Defense Committee, Muhammad Reda Al Haider, told Al-Sabah about the Kurdistan Party (PKK), which he (INA) followed, that "the constitution does not allow the presence of any armed party in the country without the approval of the Iraqi government," indicating that " A political refugee is welcome on the condition that he is not armed." As for (PKK), we will have cooperation with Turkey to freeze or limit its activities that affected the sovereignty of Iraq. "

    Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein arrived in Turkey on Wednesday, in preparation for Al-Kadhimi's visit.

    Hussein said, in a press conference held with his Turkish counterpartMevlut Cavusoglu: "We discussed the return to the 2009 agreement for Iraqis to enter Turkey without a visa, and we also discussed how to implement the Sinjar Agreement and the steps that must be taken," explaining that "the Syrian situation directly affects security in Iraq."

    In turn, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, "Turkey is working to expand commercial and economic relations with Iraq, and to develop them at various levels."