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Ambassador: Iraqi-Azerbaijani relations are developed and promising

Commentary Materials 23 May 2011 13:34
After the Iraqi-Azerbaijani relations experienced a period of stagnation for obvious reasons, at present, these relations are developed and promising, Iraqi ambassador to Azerbaijan Haydar al-Barrak said in an interview with Trend.
Ambassador: Iraqi-Azerbaijani relations are developed and promising

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 23 / Trend A. Tagiyeva /

After the Iraqi-Azerbaijani relations experienced a period of stagnation for obvious reasons, at present, these relations are developed and promising, Iraqi ambassador to Azerbaijan Haydar al-Barrak said in an interview with Trend.

"At present, there is intensification of relations between the two countries," he said.

He said that Iraq and Azerbaijan have a long-standing cooperation in many fields, especially in economy, oil industry, tourism and other spheres.

He said that the main priorities of his activity in Azerbaijan are to strengthen the relations in the economic and oil fields.

"The political relations between the countries are at the highest level," he said. "It is necessary to develop the relations in other fields such as economy, trade, oil, gas, trade turnover, religious tourism."

Speaking about the prospects of Azerbaijani construction companies' participation in the restoration of Iraq, the ambassador said that after the events that occurred in Iraq in 2003, the country needs foreign investments.

"The foreign investments in Iraq are available to all countries and companies, willing to invest in Iraq," he said.

He said that according to the existing law on investments in Iraq, which patronizes the capital of foreign investors, the investments in the country are available to any investor.

"We need investments in oil, gas, health, education and other spheres," he said.

Regarding the expected visit of Iraqi foreign minister to Azerbaijan, he said that it was scheduled for last month. But the visit was postponed in connection with the events in the Arab world.

"But the visit is expected to take place in the nearest future," he said.

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