The Minister of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities, Hassan Nazim, called for strengthening the common cultural relations between Iraq and Germany, and expanding the activities of international missions to several regions in the country.
The Ministry of Culture stated in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), today, Thursday, that “Nizam said during his meeting with the German Chargé d'Affairs in Baghdad, Jochen Muller, and the accompanying delegation: We know well the German culture and we have a clear vision about it, and about the nature of the relations that bind us together.”
He pointed out that "the ministry hopes to expand cooperation with Germany, as it is a ministry with multiple tasks and duties in three sectors, including: cultural, archaeological and tourism."
He added, "We believe that it is necessary for German cultural organizations and institutes to turn to other regions, in addition to the regions of the Kurdistan region and northern Iraq, and to expand south."
The Minister stressed the necessity of holding new meetings to discuss developing a quick list of projects that are important to put on the ground, which is the fruit of the cooperation of the two countries.
For his part, Mueller said during the meeting: "Our cooperation stopped for unfortunate reasons related to the ISIS gangs invading Mosul in 2014 and up to 2018, and now the prospects for cooperation have returned, and we are happy to visit Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhmi to Berlin and meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel, and indeed we want to expand the rest Regions of Iraq. "