Iraq authorizes foreign minister to negotiate partnership agreement with UK

BAGHDAD, January 30 — The Iraqi government has given authorization to the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister to negotiate and sign a cooperation agreement with the United Kingdom. This decision follows careful consideration of legal and ministerial advice.


In the file of foreign relations, approval has been granted to authorize the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs to negotiate and sign the partnership and cooperation agreement between the Republic of Iraq and the United Kingdom government. This is based on the provisions of the constitution and the preparation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the necessary authorization document on behalf of the government of the Republic of Iraq, in accordance with the adopted procedures. The document has been submitted to the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers to obtain the signature of the Prime Minister, taking into consideration the legal observations expressed by the State Council, the opinions of relevant ministries and authorities, and the remarks of the Legal Department at the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers.