Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein called on his Norwegian counterpart, Anneken Hoytfeldt, to open her country's embassy in Baadad.
A statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), stated that "Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein reviewed with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Norway, Anneken Hoetfeldt, within the framework of the minister's participation in the ministerial meeting of the International Alliance to combat ISIS, whose work is being held in the city of Marrakesh, Kingdom of Morocco. Bilateral relations and ways to enhance them, and the minister valued Norway's supportive stances for Iraq," explaining that "Norway provided Iraq with not a few service, and stood with us in difficult circumstances.".
The minister pointed out that "Iraq has overcome the crisis of terrorism, and entered the stage of reconstruction and construction, and just as we looked forward to your standing with us in supporting security, we look forward to your standing with us in construction, reconstruction, and the economy.".
In addition to that the minister called on the Norwegian side to intensify efforts to hold a meeting of the Iraqi-Norwegian joint committee and the opening of the Norwegian embassy in Baghdad because of its great impact in opening new horizons for joint cooperation.
For her part, Norway's Foreign Minister, Anneken Hoetfeldt, affirmed her country's continued support for Iraq, and its keenness to continue joint cooperation.
She expressed her thanks and appreciation for the efforts made by the Iraqi government in liberating cities from the grip of ISIS terrorist gangs.