Yesterday, Prime Minister Muhammad Shia’a al-Sudani met with Jassim Muhammad al-Budaiwi, the Secretary-General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf. They discussed security coordination, drug control, and the process of recovering individuals wanted by the Iraqi judiciary.
Al-Sudani’s office released a statement to Al-Maalouma, stating that the meeting covered various areas of joint cooperation, including security coordination, drug control, as well as cultural, academic, and artistic collaboration.
At the meeting, the Prime Minister emphasized that Iraq is committed to establishing meaningful partnerships with neighboring and friendly nations and their citizens in the region. The government is working to expand its relationships with Arab, regional, and global counterparts in response to the current challenges and crises that require collective efforts.
Al-Sudani emphasized the significance of maintaining coordination with the Cooperation Council nations and other countries in recovering embezzled Iraqi funds and arresting individuals sought by the Iraqi judiciary in corruption cases. This is part of the government’s strategy to combat and confront corruption.
In the statement, Al-Sudani mentioned the significance of the upcoming 2023 Baghdad Conference. This conference will concentrate on promoting economic partnerships between regional countries and the world, with the aim of enhancing economic integration and regional stability.
Al-Budaiwi expressed that the countries in the region are content with the positive policies of the Iraqi government and are eager to enhance regional security for the betterment of the people’s stability and development. He emphasized the significance of the upcoming Iraqi Gulf Business Forum in Sharjah in September, as it will strengthen economic partnerships between the Cooperation Council and Iraq.