The President Emphasizes the Importance of Enhancing Relations with Norway


President Barham Salih asserted the importance of elevating the relations between Iraq and Norway to serve the common interests of both countries.
His Excellency received Ms. Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide, the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, at the Presidential Office in Baghdad, today, Tuesday, February 5, 2019.
President Salih indicated that Iraq is keenly looking forward to openness toward its Arab and international region, to develop its bilateral relations in order to achieve growth and prosperity and to rebuild its affected cities notably after achieving victory over the terrorist gangs of ISIS. 
The President stressed that “the transition from the stage of defeating terrorism to the stage of construction requires ending the crises suffered by Iraq, building the political system and reform it, and restoring the citizen's confidence in his government. This will not be achieved without the help of brothers and friends and their support for political and economic reform.” 
His Excellency expressed his thanks for Norway's contribution within the international coalition against terrorism.
For her part, the Norwegian Foreign Minister reiterated her country's support for Iraq's people and government and, to seek to develop relations between the two countries in the political, economic, and energy fields. 
Ms. Eriksen expressed the willingness of the Norwegian companies and businessmen to contribute to the reconstruction of Iraq.

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