Foreign minister Dr. Ibrahim Al-Jaafari met his Romanian counterpart Mr. Tydor Meleskano in Bucharest to meet an official invitation directed to HE to develop the relations between both countries.
Both sides discussed the bilateral relations between Baghdad and Bucharest, and prospects of developing them to serve the interests of both friendly people, also they discussed the political and security developments of mutual interests in the region and the world.
The minister expressed thanks for Romania's support for Iraq in the face of the terrorist gangs, including the training of the Iraqi police, the readiness to treat the wounded Iraqis, and the political positions. He pointed out that Iraq has conducted a difficult battle and faced all these challenges. Military components of the Iraqi armed forces of police, army, popular mobilization forces, Peshmerga, and anti-terrorism forces.
Dr. Al- Jaafari stressed on that Baghdad welcomes the desire of Romania to invest in Iraq, as investment opportunities in Iraq are available and fertile countries that stood by him during the ordeal and supported his security situation will receive priority from other countries.
"We have agreed on the economic, cultural, educational and educational files and discussed them in a file," he said.
At the end of the meeting, he invited the Romanian minister to visit Iraq and said that the ground is very favorable for deepening relations between the two countries.
from his side, the Romanian foreign minister described Dr. Al-Jaafari's visit as very important and reflected the common interest in reviving relations between Romania and Iraq, congratulating His Excellency on the victory of the Iraqi armed forces against the terrorist gangs and the restoration of control of the territories from the grip of terrorism.
"We exchanged views on the main topics of economic and political cooperation between the two countries, focusing on cooperation in energy, transport, agriculture, information technology, telecommunications, education and education. We agreed on the importance of intensifying political dialogue between the two countries," said Mr. Teodor Milescanu. To organize the 14th session of the Joint Commission for Economic, Commercial and Technical Cooperation in the first half of next year.
The Romanian minister expressed his country's interest in deepening cooperation, including the possibility of Romania's participation in the reconstruction of Iraq, the transfer of experience between the two countries, as well as the possibility of Iraqi students joining the Romanian College of oil and gas.
Romania supports the preservation of the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of the Republic of Iraq, Syria and Yemen and supports a political solution to disputes as the only formula that will guarantee security and stability.