Press Release Regarding The Visit Of H.e. Feridun Sinirlioğlu, Undersecretary Of The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Of The Republic Of Turkey, To Baghdad Within The Scope Of The Second Meeting Of The Turkey-iraq High Level Strategic Council (hlsc)

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 18.12.2014

No: 397, 18 December 2014

Within the scope of the visit of H.E. Haidar al-Ebadi, Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq, to Turkey on 25-26 December 2014 upon the invitation of H.E. Ahmet Davutoğlu, Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey, the Second Meeting of the Turkey-Iraq High Level Strategic Council (HLSC) will be held under the co-chairmanship of two Prime Ministers in Ankara.

In the context of the preliminaries of the meeting, the representatives of relevant Ministries and institutions met under the co-chairmanship of H.E. Feridun Sinirlioğlu, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, and H.E. Nizar Hayrullah, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq, on 17-18 December 2014 in Baghdad.

During the meeting, both sides discussed the state of approval and implementation of memoranda of understanding signed within the first HLSC held under the co-chairmanship of Prime Ministers of both countries in Baghdad on 15 October 2009. Moreover, they exchanged views on prospective cooperation fields to be discussed at the Second HLSC such as transportation, police cooperation, energy, water, humanitarian assistance, cultural cooperation, problems faced by citizens, as well as economic and trade relations, investments and banking, construction and civil aviation.

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