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[ltr]30 years later .. Finland reopens its embassy in Baghdad[/ltr]
Finland has reopened its embassy in Baghdad in a move to rebuild bilateral ties and boost trade between the two countries after a 30-year absence.
"His country had suspended diplomatic relations with Iraq with the outbreak of the Gulf War in early 1991," Finnish Ambassador Visa Hakkinen was quoted as saying on Thursday.
He added that the Finnish embassy will begin its work with the help of a diplomatic staff of four people in principle, and will be the embassy headquarters in the same building where the Swedish embassy in the capital, "Baghdad."
The file of resettlement of thousands of Iraqis living illegally in Finland is a thorny between the two countries; where Helsinki had rejected their asylum applications, as had arrived in Finland about 20,000 Iraqi migrants in 2015.
[size=34]Foreign Minister meets his Finnish counterpart[/size]
He met with Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed Ali Hakim with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland Pekka Haavisto on the sidelines of the business meeting , mini - Alliance International , which conducts its business in Washington .
The Minister Hakim for the keenness of Baghdad on the strengthening of relations with Finland, calling on the importance of working to achieve cooperation bilaterally at the level of exchange trade, and attracting investments Finnish to market Iraqi, also pointed to the intensification of work towards the poll prospects for new cooperation joint in various fields .
Turning the two sides to developments in the overall issues of interest in common; and stressed in this regard the importance of payment solutions to the political that of the will to achieve security and stability in the region .
The Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to Finland meets with the Chairman of the Finnish-Iraqi Parliamentary Friendship Committee
[size=34]The Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to Finland meets with the Chairman of the Finnish-Iraqi Parliamentary Friendship Committee[/size]
The Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to Finland Mithal Al-Sabti with Finnish MP Hussein Al-Taie, Chairman of the Finnish-Iraqi Parliamentary Friendship Committee.
Ambassador al-Sabti spoke about the need to enhance bilateral relations between the two countries, and the role that this committee should play in developing cooperation between the two countries at all levels, especially in the economic and cultural aspects, and reiterated his call to overcome the difficulties faced by Iraqi applicants to obtain work permits in Finland.
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