Iraq’s Prime Minister, Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani, expressed his enthusiasm for the valuable contribution of Dutch companies to Iraq’s infrastructure development. During a meeting with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in New York at the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, both leaders discussed enhancing cooperation between their nations.
The discussions encompassed various aspects of collaboration between Iraq and the Netherlands, with a focus on bolstering economic partnerships for the mutual benefit of their citizens. Notably, both countries are eager to establish a bilateral council that will facilitate cooperation in vital sectors such as agriculture and water management. The Netherlands, renowned for its expertise in these fields, is poised to play a pivotal role in Iraq’s progress.
In addition to infrastructure and agriculture, Iraq is keen on tapping into Dutch knowledge to address climate change challenges and explore renewable energy solutions. Prime Minister Al-Sudani commended the Netherlands for its support in Iraq’s fight against ISIS, acknowledging the nation’s contributions within the framework of the international coalition against terrorism and NATO missions.
Highlighting the significance of the strategic partnership agreement inked between Iraq and the European Union, the Iraqi Prime Minister emphasized the commitment to strengthening ties and fostering development for the betterment of both nations.