Iraq keen to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative

By John Lee.

Iraq’s Minister of Transport, Abdullah Luaibi [Abdul Allah al-Leibi], has said that Iraq is actively seeking to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative [“One Belt, One Road (OBOR)“].

In statements on Monday, the Ministry confirmed that the Minister met with China’s Ambassador to Iraq, Zhang Tao, to discuss the plan.

It added that Iraq wants to accelerate the process of joining the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

(Source: Ministry of Transport)

One Response to Iraq keen to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative

  1. Torncoppa 21st June 2019 at 00:16 #

    The old Silk Road very possibly. Joining the AIIB bank would seem to consolidate the link between Asia and the Middle East as well.

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