Iraq's Industry & Minerals Ministry has inked a memo of understanding with a British company to develop the country's weaving plants in order to cater for the needs of the Iraqi defense and interior ministries, a media spokeswoman said.
"The MoU, signed during Industry Minister Fawzy Hariri's visit to Britain last week with a high-level ministry delegation, provides for the British company's undertaking development of the Iraqi weaving factories and devise new production lines by use of advanced British technologies," Hanan Jassem told Aswat al-Iraq – Voices of Iraq – (VOI).
"The Iraqi delegation also discussed with a number of British companies chances of cooperation and industrial investment in light of Iraq's reconstruction efforts and openness to European Union (EU) states," she added.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki had embarked on a multi-leg European tour that took him to Germany, Italy and the Vatican. The Iraqi premier called on the EU countries to cooperate with Iraq in all fields.
(Voices of Iraq)