Turkey, Iraq working on most comprehensive economic integration

Turkish FM Davutoglu said that Turkey desired to achieve a comprehensive economic integration with Iraq.

Turkey, Iraq working on most comprehensive economic integration

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Thursday that Turkey desired to achieve a comprehensive economic integration with Iraq.

The first ministerial meeting of the "Turkey-Iraq High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council" started at the Ciragan Palace in Istanbul.

Speaking at the meeting, Davutoglu said that Turkish and Iraqi governments decided to plan their countries' future according to a model partnership framework.

"This will be an important milestone in our bilateral relations and the first example of a new understanding for a model partnership. With this initiative, various ministers of Turkey and Iraq will come together for the first time to implement joint projects," Davutoglu said.

Davutoglu said that the council comprised of foreign, interior, foreign trade, public works and housing, energy, health, agriculture and environment ministers of Turkey and Iraq.

"Our aim is to provide the most comprehensive economic integration between our countries as it was also emphasized in the high level strategic cooperation agreements signed by our prime ministers last year," Davutoglu said.

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