Political consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Belarus and Iraq16 June 2021
On June 14, 2021 the regular round of political consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs was held in Baghdad. The event was co-chaired by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Mikalai Barysevich and Senior Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq Nizar Al-Khairallah.
The consultations were coincided with the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Iraq.
Background information. The previous round of political consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs was held in 2019 during the visit of the Senior Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iraq Nizar Al-Khairallah in Minsk.
During the consultations, a wide spectrum of issues of Belarusian-Iraqi relations was discussed, including the cooperation in the field of education, humanitarian area and legal framework improvement. A special attention was paid to enhancing trade and economic relations as the priority area of cooperation between the two countries.
On June 14-15, 2021 the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus also met with Ministers of Industry and Minerals, Agriculture, Trade, Education and Scientific Research of Iraq, as well as with the President of the Baghdad Chamber of Commerce and the President of the University of Baghdad.
The negotiations resulted in the agreement to discuss in the near future on the level of leadership of the relevant ministries specific areas of interaction in industrial cooperation, agriculture, education. The Iraqi Side confirmed its readiness to send a business delegation through channels of the chambers of commerce of the two countries at the earliest convenience.
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