INA – BAGHDAD
Tunisia's ambassador to Baghdad, Ridha Zguidan, affirmed his country's keenness to increase trade and economic exchange between Iraq and Tunisia, and facilitating granting entry visas to Iraqis.
The official spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Al-Sahaf, met the Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia to Baghdad, Reda Zguidan, according to a statement by MOFA, received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA).
The two sides discussed ways to enhance media cooperation between the Iraqi and Tunisian ministries of foreign affairs and the possibility of advancing relations to the level of the two countries’ ambitions.
"MOFA aims to devote stable and interactive relations with neighboring countries, and to adopt collective initiatives and active roles to bring points of view closer to ensure common interests," said Al-Sahaf.
He explained that "Iraqi-Tunisian relations at the bilateral and multilateral levels are of common interest, within the framework of the two sides' keenness to establish an exemplary relationship based on rapprochement and fraternal ties between the two peoples," noting that "Iraq's experience in countering the terrorist gangs of Daesh was a pioneer, and with confidence, we achieved victories that dazzled the world,”
"It is important to coordinate and cooperate to confront the challenges, foremost of which is the phenomenon of terrorism. Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership came to confirm the stability and openness that Baghdad has with a vision based on diversifying economic and investment partnerships in light of Iraq's availability of promising opportunities in various fields, and the ministry worked within the framework of proactive diplomacy to support the aforementioned areas,” added Al-Sahaf.
For his part, the Tunisian ambassador to Baghdad expressed his country's "interest in strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries, and its readiness for cooperation in all fields," noting "his country's keenness to open a direct flight between Baghdad and Tunisia, and to facilitate granting entry visas to Iraqis wishing to visit Tunisia,"
The Tunisian ambassador expressed his country's keenness to increase the trade and economic exchange between the two countries.