Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari on Tuesday called on Cypriot companies to invest in Iraq.
This came during his meeting with the special envoy if the Cypriot president on the sidelines of the Arab foreign ministers meeting in Cairo, according to a statement of the Iraqi foreign ministry.
“Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari met in Cairo with the special envoy of the Cypriot President, upon the demand of the later, on the sidelines of the Arab foreign ministers’ meeting at the Arab League headquarters,” it added.
“Zebari called on the Cypriot companies to invest in Iraq in various economic domains and also urged Cypriot officials to visit Iraq and coordinate with Iraqi transport ministry regarding the Basra’s ports,” the statement explained.
The statement quoted the Cypriot official as expressing his country’s desire to develop its economic and trade relations with Iraq, mainly in oil and gas fields after the reopening of the Cypriot embassy in Iraq long with other 55 countries which resumed their diplomatic relations with Iraq after the great security improvement in the country.
(Voices of Iraq)