Baghdad, Ankara sign a minute of meetings for joint cooperation
Iraq-Libya, Economics, 7/10/2002
Iraq and Turkey have signed a joint minutes of meetings for economic, scientific and technical cooperation in conclusion of meetings of the 14th session of the Iraqi- Turkish joint committee which was held in Baghdad.
On the Iraqi side, the minutes of meetings was signed by Iraq's Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources Amir Mohammed Rasheed and on the Turkish side by minister of state Adib Ghaydali who on Friday concluded a four- day visit to Iraq, in which he was accompanied by an official delegation composed of 30 persons and another economic delegation composed of 220 persons representing industrialists, traders and businessmen.
Rasheed said that what was agreed by Baghdad and Ankara in this session express the genuine will and desire of the two countries to develop prospects of bilateral cooperation.
He described the topics discussed during that session as represnting new potenials in economic cooperation field between the two countries at all levels.
The Iraqi oil minister called on the two sides to urge extra efforts to expand the volume of cooperation fields and covering all activities so as to reach bilateral economic integration. This is, however, the first Iraqi expression on Iraq's will to find out a sort of economic integration with Ankara.
The Iraqi official stressed that two sides during the said session to draw serious steps for the mechanism of joint industrial production, noting that the Iraqi side considers with confidence and optimisum that during the few coming months the topics agreed upon will be efficiently implemented.
At the same level, the Turkish minister of state said that signing the minutes of meetings between his country and Iraq is considered a joint fruit at the level of the technical committee.
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