Thursday, February 16, 2012

Iraq's PM intends to invite China to build strategic projects

BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Iraq's Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, has called on the Chinese companies to play a greater role and share in building strategic projects in Iraq, saying that his country wishes to discuss with China the building of such strategic projects, like ports, railways, along with cooperation in the field of energy and armament.

"PM Maliki hs received in his office on Thursday the Chinese Ambassador to Baghdad, Ni Hian, for whom he expressed Iraq's wish to strengthen the relations with China in all fields," according to a statement by Maliki's office.
"The Chinese companies are available in Iraq; but we are looking forward that they should take a greater role and participate in building different projects, whilst we thank China for its support for Iraq, through which it always expresses its friendship with it," the statement quoted Maliki as saying.

"We want to discuss with China the building of strategic projects, such as ports, railways, along with cooperation in the fields of energy, armament and others," he said. Read More