Spain looks to boost cooperation with Iraq in oil, health sectors
Spanish Deputy Foreign Minister Miguel Nadal met with Iraqi officials Wednesday on ways to improve cooperation in the oil and health sectors, the official INA news agency reported.
Nadal, the highest-ranking Spanish official to visit Baghdad since UN sanctions were imposed on Iraq for its 1990 invasion of Kuwait, discussed with Iraqi Oil Minister Amer Rashid "ways of boosting oil cooperation between the two friendly countries," INA said.
Nadal also met with Health Minister Umid Medhat to focus on "developing bilateral cooperation in the fields of health and pharmaceuticals."
He also met with the secretary of state for transport, Jamil Ibrahim, for talks on "bilateral cooperation in air, road and sea transport."
Nadal, who arrived in Baghdad by road from Amman on Tuesday, met earlier with deputy prime ministers Tareq Aziz and Hekmat al-Azzawi, as well as his opposite number, Nizar Hamdoun.—AFP.
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