Fuad Hussein speaks with Jose Manuel Albares

Iraq’s foreign minister affirms domestic investment opportunities in call with Spanish counterpart

BAGHDAD, December 9 — Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein assured his Spanish counterpart, Jose Manuel Albares, in a phone call on Saturday that Iraq represents a safe and open environment for investment.

A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs read:

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein received a phone call from the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union, and Cooperation, Mr. Jose Manuel Albares.

During the call, they discussed bilateral relations between the two friendly countries and ways to develop them in various fields, especially in the economic, agricultural, and developmental sectors.

Minister Hussein emphasized that Iraq now represents a secure environment for investment and is open to benefiting from the expertise possessed by Spanish companies. He highlighted the Iraqi government’s commitment to providing laws that contribute to the success of investment projects.

The call also addressed the worsening situation in Gaza, with the Minister expressing concern about the continued attacks by occupying forces on the Palestinian people in Gaza. Minister Hussein stressed the urgent need for intervention by all active European countries to halt the repercussions of the tragic events resulting from the war targeting civilians in Gaza. He emphasized the importance of quickly delivering humanitarian aid to the besieged civilians.

In response, the Spanish Foreign Minister praised Iraq’s role in the Middle East region, noting that his government seeks to restore stability to the Middle East and wishes Iraq security and stability.