British Foreign Secretary Dominic Robb reaffirmed his country’s support for Iraq in the areas of elections, economy and security.
In a statement to the Iraqi media reported by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), “Iraqi security forces can control and regulate matters, and we support them, so we encourage Iraqi security leaders to come to the United Kingdom for training.”
The British Foreign Secretary added that he had the most important meeting today with the Prime Minister of Iraq Mustafa al-Qasimi and Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein, where a strategic agreement was signed between Britain and Iraq.
Britain supports Iraq in the areas of elections, economy and defense, and has provided ஒரு 1 million to freely and fairly monitor upcoming elections.
He pointed out that Iraq has a starting point towards a brighter future, and that Britain is to support it, stressing that Britain provides joint support to Iraq as part of “NATO”.
Rob explained that he had discussed with the Prime Minister Mustafa al-Qasemi the reform white paper to support the Iraqi economy and push it forward, indicating that there were opportunities for Iraq to attract investment.
The British Foreign Secretary stressed the need to rely on oil and gas and said the industrial and agricultural sectors could be developed and his country would support the Government of Iraq in achieving the goals set out in the White Paper.
He pointed out that there are British companies investing in Iraq and stressed that there is a fertile ground for investment in Iraq.