| 16 April 2024, Tuesday |

Qatar’s emir arrives in Baghdad on official visit -statement

In a statement, the government announced that Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, arrived in Baghdad on Thursday for an official visit aimed at discussing regional political issues and strengthening bilateral relations.
Qatar’s Emir is visiting Baghdad on an invitation by the Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Al-Sudani, said a government spokesman, Basim Al-Awadi.
During the emir’s visit, Iraq and Qatar will sign memorandums of understanding (MOUs) to expand cooperation on investment and energy projects, Awadi said.
Qatar is interested in having a major investment role in a $17 billion road and rail project to link Asia and Europe, he said.
Iraq launched a mega-project last month to link a major commodities port on its southern coast by rail and roads to the border with Turkiye, in a move designed to transform the country’s economy after decades of war and crisis.
Talks will also focus on involvement of Qatari energy companies in investing in Iraq’s gas projects and an MOU will be signed in relation to this issue, said a government adviser with knowledge of the visit agenda.

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