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by Oui Tue Apr 23rd, 2024 at 06:53:51 PM EST


Türkiye, Iraq sign 26 agreements during Erdogan's visit to Baghdad | TRT World |

Among the agreements, the Development Road project stands as one of the most curitial outcome from the Turkish president's first visit to Iraq after 12 years.

Erdogan visited Iraq for the first time in 12 years to discuss bilateral relations, counter-terrorism, and regional issues, including Israel's ongoing war in Gaza.

A total of 26 deals were signed between the two countries after Erdogan met with Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al Sudani.

The Development Road project

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the Development Road project was signed between Türkiye, Iraq, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.

The deal, which aims to establish a 1,200-kilometer highway and railway, was signed by the transportation ministers from each country in the presence of Erdogan and al-Sudani.

The Development Road project encompasses railway and highway lines extending from the Grand Faw Port in Basra through the cities of Diwaniyah, Najaf, Karbala, Baghdad and Mosul to the Turkish border, aiming to provide access from the Turkish border to Mersin Port and onward to Europe via Istanbul by road.

Turkish Transport and Infrastructure Minister Abdulkadir Uraloglu said the project will open a "new door" in terms of regional trade.

"The Development Road Project, which will directly contribute to the global trade system, will also benefit the development of all participating countries," Uraloglu said on X.

Türkiye and Iraq signed deals in the areas of energy, trade, education, tourism, sports, health and defence to bolster bilateral cooperation.

During his visit, Erdogan also met with President Nechirvan Barzani and Prime Minister Masrour Barzani of Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government  (KRG) in Erbil.

Amazing ... archenemies Qatar and the United Arab Emirates

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Raisi's three-day visit is a key step towards normalising ties with Islamabad and comes in the backdrop of heightened tensions in the Middle East and resuming a stalled gas supply deal.

Prime Minister Sharif's office said the pair had a "vibrant discussion" on advancing bilateral relations specifically in trade and communication and also "agreed on the necessity for joint efforts by both countries to combat terrorism".

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry also released photos of top diplomat Ishaq Dar meeting with Raisi, saying in a statement that the pair "discussed regional and global developments and affirmed commitment to peace and constructive dialogue".

Before leaving Tehran, Raisi had said the "discussions with the government of Pakistan will be on the border issues between the two countries".

The three-day visit follows tit-for-tat missile strikes in January in the region of Balochistan, which straddles the two nations' porous border.


True warriors, the intelligence community and extreme right prefer unlimited warfare until victory is completed.

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Tue Apr 23rd, 2024 at 09:11:49 PM EST
Extend alliances one for all and all for one 😂

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Fri Apr 26th, 2024 at 10:08:49 PM EST

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