Foreign Ministry Official Spokesman Dr. Ahmed Al-Sahaf:

Foreign Ministry Senior Undersecretary gave Iraq’s speech at the Arab-Chinese Cooperation Forum in its ninth session, and called for setting Arab-Chinese relations within the frameworks of the comprehensive strategic partnership, expressing the aspiration of Iraq for this forum to come out with methods of cooperation in the fields of economy and cross-regional investment in infrastructure, and to achieve integration through networks of roads and transportation to overcome difficulties and reduce time and cost.