Iraqi-Turkish joint security and political committee to meet in August

Both sides also agreed to follow up on the decisions made during the meeting between Mohammed Shia Sudani and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Iraqi Prime Minster Mohammed Shia al-Sudani (left) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, April 22, 2024. (Photo: AP)
Iraqi Prime Minster Mohammed Shia al-Sudani (left) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, April 22, 2024. (Photo: AP)

ERBIL (Kurdistan24) – Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein on Wednesday met with Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan on the sidelines of the Ukraine peace summit, in which the two sides have agreed to begin the joint political and security committee meetings in August, according to a statement from the Iraqi Foreign Ministry.

Both sides also agreed to follow up on the decisions made during the meeting between Mohammed Shia Sudani and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. They also agreed to continue negotiations on the Development Road.

Furthermore, the two sides emphasized the importance of ongoing coordination to address shared challenges effectively.

The Iraqi Prime Minister at a press conference in Baghdad with the Turkish President said that Iraq and Turkey share a long history. They also signed 20 agreements regarding the Development Road, water, and other matters.

Sudani emphasized that the agreement with Turkey concerning water and the Development Road will be in effect for 10 years.

He expressed that this project would serve as a bridge, fostering closer ties between the nations and cultures in the region, ultimately contributing to stability.