The European Union and Iraq signed a partnership agreement on Friday, which in turn has opened the way for both trade and energy deals. The agreement also allowed a closer cooperation in combating terrorism, promoting human rights, and countering the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
The accord will allow continuous political discussions on bilateral, regional, and global issues. It also improved trade arrangements and pledged cooperation in areas such as health and energy. The European Union has provided financial support to the Iraq in the form of access to basic services and the development of democracy.