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H.E. Prime Minister Adil Abd Al- Mahdi receives Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium






February - 18 – 2019

His Excellency Prime Minister Adil Abd Al- Mahdi received this day in his office, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium Alexander De Croo, The European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides and their accompanying delegation.

They discussed the latest developments in Iraq, the Iraqi government's directives after the elimination of Daesh, The support provided by Belgium and the European Union to Iraq in the construction, reconstruction, and humanitarian field.

His Excellency Prime Minister commended the Belgium's support for Iraq and the need to deepen our relations with European countries after the war against Daesh, confirming that the biggest challenge now is to encourage investment in Iraq and urged international companies to work in the reconstruction of the provinces destroyed by Daesh and the affected, Pointing out the importance of supporting Iraq at this stage, assessing the situation in it accurately, understanding the difficult circumstances and wars and the complexities we faced which the Iraqi people pay dearly blood in the face and overcome, that needed greater cooperation, support and reconsidering some decisions, such as putting Iraq's name on the list of countries of money laundering.

For his part, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium expressed his country's readiness to support Iraq, Noting that the purpose of the visit is to show the support of the Kingdom of Belgium to Iraq, to identify the opportunities to contribute in the reconstruction of Iraq, the strengthening of humanitarian aspects and assistance to the liberated areas, including Mosul.

The European Commissioner also praised the development in Iraq and its pivotal role in the region and its relations with all, expressing the desire of the EU to increase cooperation and coordination in all areas.

He Said: "We are proud of supporting Iraqis, the Commission has increased the amount of humanitarian aid and we must stand with Iraq and we will continue to support it".

The meeting was attended by a number of officials of the Belgian government, the European Commission, the Belgian ambassador and the ambassador of the European Union Mission in Iraq, also attended by Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance Mr. Fouad Hussein, a number of officials in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and advisers.

Media office of the prime minister
February -18 – 2019