Sudani encourages UAE business ties

Sudani meets UAE Minister to strengthen bilateral partnership

BAGHDAD, September 14 — Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shiaa’ Al-Sudani held discussions on Thursday with the UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Khalifa Shaheen Al-Marar, with the aim of enhancing areas of cooperation between the two nations. During the meeting, Prime Minister Al-Sudani emphasized Iraq’s commitment to developing its relations with Abu Dhabi.

A statement from Al-Sudani’s office read:

Today, Prime Minister Mohammed Shiaa’ Al-Sudani received UAE Minister of State Khalifa Shaheen Al-Marar. The meeting focused on ways to enhance cooperation and strengthen the partnership between Iraq and the United Arab Emirates.

Prime Minister Al-Sudani reiterated the Iraqi government’s policy of economic integration with its neighboring and friendly state, emphasizing that such integration is a fundamental approach to regional stability.

He also highlighted Iraq’s openness to Emirati companies and entrepreneurs, encouraging them to operate within the country.

Furthermore, he expressed the government’s keenness to develop relations with the UAE across various sectors, particularly in economic, investment, and developmental areas.

In response, the UAE minister conveyed greetings from Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan. He expressed his country’s satisfaction with the meetings of the Joint Committee held in Baghdad and affirmed the UAE’s support for development and investment projects in Iraq.

Additionally, he expressed a strong desire to participate in the vital development project known as the Development Road, recognizing its significance for all countries in the region.