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Salih: Iraq can be a 'bridge to the economies of the region'

Iraqi president charts new direction for Iraqi foreign policy based on "interrelated interests" at Sulaimani Forum; Iraq-Jordan trade deal should help address Jordan’s unemployment crisis; Rouhani arrives in Iraq to boost trade; US shifted arms from Iraq to Syria in second half of 2018.

Iraqi President Barham Salih outlined a role for Iraq where it can help integrate the Middle East in a recent speech in Sulaimaniyah in Iraqi Kurdistan. Here he speaks during an earlier appearance with French President Emmanuel Macron (not pictured) at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Feb. 25, 2019. Christophe Ena/Pool via REUTERS

Iraq is ready to help steer the region away from confrontation and toward integration, Iraqi President told the sixth annual  on March 6. Everyone can share “a degree of success” in Iraq’s reconstruction, he said, adding that Iraq can “be a bridge to the economies of the region by linking the infrastructure

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