Al-Kazemi's advisor comments on the difference of views on the Silk Road
political Yesterday, 13:05
Today, Tuesday, Adviser to the Prime Minister for Financial Affairs, Mazhar Muhammad Salih, revealed the details of the cooperation framework agreement between Iraq and China and the issue of the Silk Road, while
stressing that the construction of the Faw port with its strategic shape as a corridor between Asia and Europe is an important starting point for the philosophy of linking China with the world strategically from the point of view of some economic schools in Iraq .
Saleh said in a statement to the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "The viewpoint within Iraqi schools in development and political economy differs between two directions on the issue of interpreting or adopting the Silk Road through the initiative launched by Chinese President Xiang Peng in 2013 to find lines of cooperation, trade and investment with The countries that formed the ancient Chinese land and sea trade routes to the Mediterranean and Africa on the one hand, and Europe on the other hand, return the
“cooperation agreement with China and the perceptions of linking the port of Faw between China and the world as an important starting point in the interpretations of the first school.
He added, "The cooperation framework agreement may be among the hypothetical pillars of that school, which requires the development of the Faw port within the Belt and Road Initiative,
and the consequent support and technical cooperation activities provided by China in the reconstruction and investment in FAO and other regions of Iraq, especially infrastructure such as railways, roads and industrial cities. and others".
Saleh added, "On the other hand, there is a liberal school of development and political economy that sees in this project mere involvement in an anti-Western movement and that it falls within the circle of conflict between Britain and America on the one hand, and China on the other hand in controlling the sea ports in the world,
and it is an expression of China's penetration in Expansion in the world as a rising superpower through these strategic methods and means of expansion in sea lines, corridors and different continents, pointing out that
"in all cases, there is an ideological conflict between two schools for and against the Silk Road."