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Meeting with the Minister of Industry and Minerals Manhal Azeez Mahmood al-Khabbaz

Strengthening economic relations between Italy and Iraq, increasing investment opportunities and supporting the transition of the Iraqi economy towards greater diversification: these are the shared objectives that emerged from the first meeting between Ambassador Maurizio Greganti and the Iraqi Minister of Industry and Minerals Manhal Azeez Mahmood al-Khabbaz this morning. There is a common desire to intensify bilateral cooperation in the industrial field to foster the exchange of knowledge particularly in the metallurgical, textile and automotive sectors, where the excellence of Italian companies is recognized. Minister al-Khabbaz also expressed his appreciation for Italy’s contribution to the development of the private sector in Iraq through the “Investment Promotion for Iraq – phase II” project, financed by the Italian Cooperation and implemented by UNIDO.