Foreign Minister and his Omani Counterpart Stress Importance of Holding Meetings of Ninth Session of Joint Committee in First Quarter of 2020

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim met with his Omani counterpart Mr. Yusuf bin Alawi, on the sidelines of the 56th Munich Security Conference, and stressed the importance of holding the Iraqi-Omani joint committee’s ninth session in the first quarter of 2020 .

Minister Al-Hakim expressed Iraq’s position on the security of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz and the Arab Gulf, stating that Iraq is with maintaining the security and safety of navigation in the Gulf, provided that this includes all riparian states on the Gulf.

The two Ministers also stressed the importance of signing a number of memorandums of understanding in the framework of strengthening bilateral relations, including Memorandum of Understanding regarding political consultations, and Memorandum of Understanding between the foreign service institutes in both countries.

The two Ministers also discussed mutual support between the two countries in the nomination for international positions, in addition to facilitating the granting of entry visas between the two countries.

Minister Alhakim called on the Omani side to enhance prospects for cooperation in the field of investment and trade exchange between the two countries through the entry of Omani investors and businessmen to Iraq, and access to investment opportunities.