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Azerbaijan, Iraq discuss cooperation prospects

Baghdad, September 17, AZERTAC

Chargé d'affaires of Azerbaijani Embassy in Iraq Nasir Mammadov has met with members of the Iraqi parliament`s international relations committee to discuss prospects for closer cooperation between the two countries.

Mammadov hailed cooperation between Azerbaijan and Iraq in various areas. He stressed the necessity of organizing reciprocal visits, and pointed out fruitful activity of both countries` intergovernmental and interparliamentary working groups.

He highlighted the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, noting the resolutions adopted by the UN Security Council, Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the EU and European Parliament on unconditional withdrawal of Armenian forces from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.

Members of the Iraqi parliament reaffirmed Iraq`s support for Azerbaijan`s fair stand on the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

They expressed Iraq`s intention to develop the bilateral relations with Azerbaijan through increasing mutual investments, developing the transport potential, creating joint ventures and maintaining humanitarian cooperation. They also stressed the number of Iraqi students in Azerbaijan`s higher educational institutions.

Rabil Katanov

Special Correspondent

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