Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi on Tuesday discussed with Norway’s Foreign Minister Ine Marie Eriksen ways to develop bilateral relations and benefit from the European country’s experience in the field of optimal use of oil resources.
During the meeting, Abdul-Mahdi praised the vital role played by Norway in the fight against terrorism in Iraq and its participation in the Kuwait’s donors conference for the reconstruction of areas liberated from Islamic State militants, Iraqi website Alghad Press quoted his media office as saying in a statement.
The premier further called for expanding support programs and training courses provided by Norway to hone skills of Iraqi security forces and improve the humanitarian situation of the displaced families.
For her part, Eriksen expressed “her country’s desire to reinforce relations with Iraq, increase opportunities of economic cooperation, and exchange visits between officials of the two countries to give a push to partnership between.”
She also conveyed greetings of the Norwegian prime minister to Abdul Mahdi and invited him to visit Norway soon. At the end of the meeting, Eriksen expressed pleasure at the development and stability in Iraq.