Iraq to join China’s Belt and Road project

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Iraq will join China’s signature “Belt and Road” infrastructure investment project, the country’s prime minister said on Monday in Beijing.
Adel Abdel Mahdi made the announcement in a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a state visit. “Iraq has gone through war and civil strife and is grateful to China for its valuable support,” said Mahdi, in comments broadcast on Chinese state media outlet CCTV.
“Iraq is willing to work together in the ‘One Belt, One Road’ framework,” he added.

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