Türkiye and Iraq Strengthen Bilateral Ties with Signing of 26 Agreements

​President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made a significant visit to Iraq, consolidating bilateral ties and fostering cooperation between the two countries. During his visit, President Erdoğan engaged in discussions with Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia' al-Sudani, resulting in the signing of 26 agreements and Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) covering various sectors of mutual interest, including trade, energy, tourism, communication, infrastructure, and security cooperation.

Meanwhile, an MoU on the Development Road project was signed between Türkiye, Iraq, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates by their respective transportation ministers in the presence of Erdoğan and al-Sudani. The Development Road project involves the construction of railway and highway lines extending from the Grand Faw Port in Basra through the cities of Diwaniyah, Najaf, Karbala, Baghdad, and Mosul to the Turkish border. The project aims to establish connectivity from the Turkish border to the Mersin Port and further to Europe via Istanbul by road.

President Erdoğan expressed Türkiye's commitment to deepening collaboration with Iraq, emphasizing that the agreements signify a shared vision for future cooperation and the determination of both nations to advance their strategic partnership.

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