Baghdad Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi received Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod and his accompanying delegation.
During the meeting, they discussed the development of bilateral relations between the two countries, and regional and international situations of common interest.
Al-Kadhimi stressed: “Iraq is very interested in relations with Denmark and the European Union in general, and looks forward to their role in supporting the electoral process.”
Al-Kadhimi’s media office stated that: “It was discussed to develop joint cooperation between Baghdad and Copenhagen in various economic fields, and in the field of war against ISIS, training and institutional security construction, as well as cooperation in the field of investment in the industrial, agricultural and commercial fields, and in the field of energy, and clean energy in particular. As well as health cooperation in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Al-Kadhimi praised the Danish government’s decision to reopen its embassy in Baghdad, noting: “Iraq pays great attention to the relationship with Denmark and the European Union in general, and seeks to develop it within the framework of Iraq’s foreign policy and the positive and constructive approach adopted by this government.”
The Prime Minister said: “We look forward to the Danish and European role in general in supporting the upcoming electoral process with observers according to Iraqi needs.”
For his part, Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod expressed his thanks to the Iraqi government and people for its role in the war on ISIS terrorist gangs, and stressed his government’s commitment to supporting Iraq and working alongside it in the fight against terrorism.
Kofod said: “Denmark is proud to take over the leadership of the NATO mission in Iraq, and looks forward to playing a role to invest in this to strengthen mechanisms to support the Iraqi security forces in the areas of training, advice and institutional capacity building.”
He also affirmed Denmark’s readiness to provide assistance related to the upcoming elections, as well as to support the reform trends of the Iraqi government in the economic field, and to mobilize international support for it, praising the Iraqi role in the regional arena, and the recent increase in the effectiveness of this role in a manner that enhances the security and stability of the region.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency