The Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halboosi and his accompanying delegation held talks on Monday with Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Marzooq al-Ghanim, in the presence of the representative of the President of the Kuwait Development Fund, Director of the Operations Department Mr. Marwan al-Ghanim.
At the start of the talks, H.E. thanked Kuwait for its hospitality and good reception, expressing his appreciation and gratitude to the Kuwaiti positions and His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah for supporting Iraq in all fields.
The talks dealt with ways of enhancing joint cooperation between Kuwait and Iraq in all fields, especially parliamentary and economic, and the results of the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq, as well as discussing the establishment of a free trade zone between the two countries to facilitate transition of goods and businessmen.
“Iraq is witnessing great harmony and high coordination between the three presidencies, and there is keenness to strengthen relations with the Arab neighbours, including Kuwait, and we are working seriously to resolve all outstanding problems in the interest of the two neighbouring peoples and maintain the sovereignty of the two countries,” al-Halboosi said, expressing his appreciation for Kuwait’s contribution to international forums and its positions on Arab and Islamic issues and its support for Iraq.
He also stressed that the Kuwait International Donors Conference is an important step, and there should be a clear mechanism for activating how to transfer these funds to projects and start implementing them.
For his part, Mr. Marzouq al-Ghanim welcomed the Parliament Speaker and his accompanying delegation, pointing out that the recent mutual visits between the two countries have contributed to the strengthening of relations in a way that serves the interests of the two brotherly peoples and that there is high coordination among parliamentarians in all regional and international forums, which reflects positively on the positions of the two countries, achieving many successes and in more than one forum.
Al-Ghanim stressed the keenness of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah on Iraq’s development and stability, which represents the stability of the region and Kuwait, adding that as a complement to the reconstruction conference of Iraq, His Highness the Amir directed the executive and legislative authorities in Kuwait to expedite the transfer of funds allocated at the International Donors Conference to concrete projects on the ground.
Of the Parliament Speaker
July 29, 2019