Twaij said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) that "the strategic partnership agreement with France is a complete openness to the global economy. Iraq must take advantage of this historic opportunity to strengthen its economy and bring about sustainable development."
He added, "The agreement was comprehensive, its backbone was the transfer of technology in transportation, infrastructure, energy, defense, education, and the research field, and in the field of economy, encouraging the investment of French companies in Iraq, developing the Iraqi private sector, and developing agricultural industries," noting that: "Such agreements can help accelerate the development of the Iraqi economy."
Al-Sudani visited Paris on Thursday and Friday at the head of a high-level delegation. He met French President Emmanuel Macron and the French Prime Minister.
During the visit, a strategic partnership agreement was signed between Iraq and France, and a number of memorandums of understanding in the areas of combating corruption, recovering Iraqi funds, protecting antiquities, supporting scientific research and training diplomats./ End
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