Iraqi delegation due in Kuwait Saturday for economic cooperation

BAGHDAD, Speaker of the Iraqi parliament will pay an official visit to Kuwait on Saturday his third mission to the neighboring country since taking office.

The parliament spokesperson, Hamed Shaker, said in a statement to KUNA that AlHalbousi would head an official delegation including the Cabinet Secretary General, Hamid AlGhazzi, Chair of the Reconstruction Fund Mustafa AlHaiti, ten governors, the head of the parliamentary oil and energy commission, Haibat AlHalbousi, and the chairman of the energy committee, Sherko Miroys.

The Iraqi officials and legislators will discuss with their Kuwaiti counterparts means of investing the USD 30 billion fund, pledged at the previously held Kuwait conference for aiding Iraq.

The visit coincides with mutual efforts to cement and expand economic and commercial relations, with plans to carve out a free trade zone, facilitate crossborder commodities’ transport and businesses.

Officials from the two countries, during a landmark visit by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah AlAhmad AlSabah to Iraq on June 19, held consultations on best avenues for boosting the relations and cooperation in the economic and business sectors.

Source: Kuwait News Agency