Baghdad expects to supply Europe with gas and oil, Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein said.
Fuad Hussein, the head of the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said this Sunday, March 19, that the country intends to invest in the development of oil and gas fields and then organize supplies to European countries. He said this at a press conference in Brussels, RIA Novosti reported.
“We will discuss various topics of cooperation, including the gas and oil sectors. Iraq, which is already an oil-producing country, will also become a gas-producing country,” Hussein said. According to the Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs, the country intends to use energy sources on the domestic market, and after that it intends to export to other countries.
In a joint statement, the Iraqi Prime Minister’s Office and Iran’s Supreme National Security Council reported earlier that Iraq and Iran had signed an agreement aimed at strengthening border security. The joint security agreement includes coordination in the protection of common borders between the two countries, according to the statement.
Earlier it was reported that the defense ministers of Iran and Iraq – Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Ashtiani and Tabet Muhammad Saeed al-Abbasi – held talks on security and borders.
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