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Unprecedented gains in the water and economy files... Political praise for the results of the Prime Minister's visit to Turkey

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Unprecedented gains in the water and economy files... Political praise for the results of the Prime Minister's visit to Turkey

Investigations and reports    22-03-2023, 22:06
Baghdad - conscious - Nassar Al-Hajj

By focusing on sensitive files with a direct impact on the economy and water files, the visit of Prime Minister Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani to Turkey succeeded in achieving what was required, expected and unprecedented, by achieving two important achievements.

The first is the agreement on (Ankara Declaration) to establish the path of development Known as the Dry Canal, which would turn Iraq into a corridor for international trade, which provides great economic gains and enhances Baghdad's pivotal role in the region,

as well as doubling the releases of the Tigris River to secure sufficient water reserves for the summer.

Politicians and academics considered the government's management of foreign relations, which is being strengthened day after day with a new achievement, as confirmation of its success in activating Iraq's pivotal role and investing it in achieving gains at various levels, which did not stop at the limits of what was achieved in Turkey,

but rather exceeded it a short time ago due to the diplomatic success of Iraqi mediation that culminated in negotiations between Saudi Arabia and Iran restore relations between the two countries.

Politicians: The clear Iraqi will succeeded in obtaining water rights

The representative of the State of Law coalition, Alia Nassif, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that

"the president's visit to Turkey differs from its predecessors, as

it discussed very important files, and this time

it was with a clear and sincere Iraqi will that brought good and unprecedented results at the level of water quotas, which are governed by and in international laws."

The Iraqi delegation put points on the letters by obligating international law and bilateral agreements guaranteeing water shares between upstream and downstream countries, so that Iraq succeeds in obtaining water rights.  She added,

"The Prime Minister opened an important file during the visit, which is the security file, and affirmed Iraq's rejection of the presence of the Workers' Party on its soil,

and stressed the government's rejection of any military presence or activity against the countries of the region," noting that

"this file is dangerous and important."  And she continued,

"There is another important issue that the prime minister addressed during the visit, which is the agreements related to the recovery of the corrupt, and this is a qualitative development at this stage."

While the leader of the Victory Coalition, Ahmed Al-Wandi, confirmed to the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that

"the file of foreign relations is important in measuring the success of government administration or not, especially since the file of regional relations enjoys a special dynamism, affecting the paths of domestic politics and determining the type of foreign policy."  He added,

"Prime Minister Muhammad Shia' al-Sudani succeeded in managing this file," noting that

"the starting point of Iraqi foreign policy is balance and non-alignment towards a pivotal policy, and this is what we were able to achieve during the era of the new government after a period of isolation."  He stated that

"Iraq has a huge trade balance with the Turkish Republic, and

the prime minister is aware of the importance of the economic file in negotiating with the Turkish side," noting that

"the results that resulted after his visit must be followed up and remain within the negotiating space until they are achieved." He continued, "

Iraq He is about to play a pivotal role in the framework of defining the features of the region in the next stage," pointing out,

"We are calling on the government to seek a strong and capable Iraq."

Analysts and academics: The economics paper succeeded in creating Turkish flexibility in the face of Iraqi demands

In turn, political analyst Haider Al-Barzanji confirmed to the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that

"among the results achieved from the visit of Prime Minister Muhammad Shia'a Al-Sudani, are water releases and agreement on a set of minutes, including security, in addition to trade exchange, strengthening the role of companies operating in Iraq and opening economic prospects in return for that Repeated attacks are stopped.  He added,

"These achievements were not achieved in previous governments, and there is seriousness and effectiveness of the current government in diplomatic moves in managing the economic and security files." He pointed out that

"the policy is pragmatic, and

this is what the Turkish president stated in the press conference, as

he was sure that The government of Muhammad Shia al-Sudani possesses the ability and strength to manage the file of bilateral relations, which was not previously managed in a correct manner, pointing out that the results of the visit at the economic, security and water levels were not previously achieved

While the analyst, Ghaleb Al-Daami, indicated to the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that

"a successful state is one that extends good and balanced relations with the rest of the world, and the interest of its people and state prevails over factional interests, so there are no enmities, but rather permanent interests that prove a reality in the international community," stressing that "Our interest is important."  He stressed that

"one of the most important results of the Prime Minister's visit to Turkey is the increase in water releases, and if Iraq succeeds in neutralizing the Workers' Party movement, Turkey will open up a lot to Iraq in wide areas."  He stated that

"what we need from Turkey is two corridors for Iraqi oil and gas and a fair share of water," pointing to

"the importance of improving Iraq's relations with neighboring countries to reflect positively for the benefit of the Iraqi people."

The researcher in political and strategic affairs, Muhammad al-Jazairi, explained to the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that

"Prime Minister Muhammad Shia' al-Sudani's visit to Ankara carried with it many outstanding files between the two parties, and some problems and matters that began to exacerbate, such as the water and economic files," explaining That

"the prime minister obtained some privileges in this visit, including an increase in water releases in the Tigris River, as well as economic agreements and high understanding."  He pointed out that

"Iraq began today to use the economic and trade file with Turkey in order to obtain some gains, as the Turkish response now is the beginning of the end of this crisis," explaining that

"the economic file affects the Turkish side and the development road project made it more flexible with the Iraqi demands."".  He stressed,

"Also, according to the opinions of geologists, water storage in Turkey at current levels will put pressure on the earth's crust, especially since the Anatolian plate is exposed to tremors and crises, so the approval of releasing water comes with the requirements of Iraq and with the desire and Turkish economic interest."

Today, Wednesday, the Prime Minister concluded his official visit to Turkey, confirming the

agreement with Ankara to form Iraqi-Turkish committees to secure fair shares of water, and

also considering that the development path project is one of its most important fruits, describing it as a vital project for the whole world.

Yesterday, Tuesday, the Prime Minister confirmed that the development road project (the dry channel) between Iraq and Turkey will link the east with the west.

The Prime Minister said in a joint press conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, followed by the Iraqi News Agency (INA):

"The visit witnessed fruitful and constructive discussions and a responsible and serious conversation with President Erdogan, focused on strengthening relations between the two countries in all fields, especially the economic field and our situation."

The basis for strengthening cooperation with brothers and neighbors in this economic field in a way that is reflected in the overall political, social and security relations between countries.  And he stated,

"The visit witnessed agreement on the development road project and the dry canal, which will be a global corridor for the transport of goods and energy, and this project was a focus of continuous discussion between Iraq and Turkey at various levels, and

there will be a railway that transports goods, in the first stage with a capacity of 3.5 million tons." In the second phase, we will reach 7.5 million tons.  He added,

"The development road (the dry canal) will include land transport and power transmission lines, as well as the port of Faw, and the industrial city, which will be one of the largest cities in the Middle East, and the industrial components of the development road project (the dry canal) will generate enormous job opportunities for Iraq and other countries." The region, including opportunities for industries and businessmen, and a center of attraction for global trade.

The Prime Minister praised the response of the Turkish President in addressing the problem of water scarcity by directing him to increase the releases of the Tigris River.

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