Adel Abdel Mahdi made the announcement in a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a visit.
Iraq has gone through war and civil unlawfulness and is grateful to China for its amazing support,” said Mahdi.
“Iraq is willing to work together in the ´One Belt, One Road´ framework,” he said.
Chines President Xi said that the two countries would cooperate on oil and infrastructure projects in future.
“China would like, from a new starting point together with Iraq, to push forward the China-Iraq strategic partnership,” said Chinese President
Trade last year between China and Iraq was more than $30 billion.Beijing is Baghdad´s biggest trade partner, while Iraq is China´s second biggest oil supplier.
The Belt and Road Initiative is a huge global network of ports, railways, roads and industrial parks spanning Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
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