Foreign Minister Expresses Iraq’s Aspiration to Activate Fruitful Cooperation with the Korean Side

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein affirmed that Iraq is interested in developing relations with South Korea, and desires to activate fruitful bilateral cooperation based on mutual interests and coordination at all levels.

This came in his meeting with South Korean Foreign Minister Ms. Kang Kyung-Wha in the context of his participation in the IISS Manama Dialogue which is taking place in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The two sides also discussed several issues related to the two countries, including the joint Iraqi-Korean committee meetings, and urged the Korean side to expedite the completion of negotiations on the signing of an agreement to avoid double taxation, and the importance of activating cooperation in the field of reconstruction, particularly as Korean companies have great experience in the field of implementing housing projects.

Minister Fuad Hussein touched on the issue of e-government and the need to benefit from the Korean experience in this field, and called for concerted efforts and joint cooperation on the health side, and facing the outbreak of the Corona virus pandemic, and its health and economic implications.