Iraqi parliament speaker starts three-day visit to Kuwait

Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim receives his Iraqi counterpart Mohammad Al-Halbousi

Kuwait ( – Speaker of the Iraqi parliament Mohammad al Halbousi arrived in Kuwait on Saturday starting a three-day official visit to the country.

He was received upon arrival by National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali al Ghanim and legislators, Kuwaiti news agency (KUNA) reported.

The Iraqi officials and legislators will discuss with their Kuwaiti counterparts means of investing the USD 30 billion fund, pledged at the previously held Kuwait conference for aiding Iraq, Iraqi parliament spokesperson, Hamed Shaker, told KUNA on Thursday.

The visit comes within the framework of mutual efforts to cement and expand economic and commercial relations, with plans to carve out a free trade zone and facilitate cross-border commodities’ transport and businesses.

Officials from the two countries, during a landmark visit by Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad AlSabah to Iraq on June 19, held consultations on best avenues for boosting the relations and cooperation in the economic and business sectors.

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