Leaders issue invites to visit each other's countries

Sudani meets with president of South Korea on the sidelines of UN General Assembly

BAGHDAD, September 23 — Prime Minister Mohammed Shiaa’ Al-Sudani met with the President of the Republic of South Korea, Yoon Suk Yeol in New York on Friday, on the sidelines of the 78th United Nations General Assembly to discuss areas of bilateral cooperation and partnership.

The leaders reportedly exchanged official invitations to visit their respective countries.

According to a statement from Al-Sudani’s office, the Prime Minister expressed his appreciation for South Korea’s positive positions towards Iraq and the support it provided during the war against terrorism. He emphasized Iraq’s desire to strengthen relations and partnership with South Korea, especially given that many of Iraq’s major infrastructure projects are currently being carried out by reputable Korean companies.

He highlighted the strategic and vital Development Road project, which connects the Gulf to Europe via Turkey, hoping to offer investment opportunities and establish industrial cities along its route. He called on Korean companies to actively participate in these opportunities.

President Yoon reiterated his country’s commitment to sustaining the best bilateral exchange and cooperation relations and the desire of Korean companies to contribute to Iraq’s reconstruction efforts. He confirmed that a Korean economic delegation would soon visit Iraq to explore further economic cooperation foundations.