Kirkuk, The Turkish ambassador to Iraq Fatih Yildiz said the security and stability of Kirkuk is important for the stability of Iraq, a stable for Turkey, stressing Turkey's firm position and support for the unity of Iraq and Iraqi Kirkuk.
Yildiz told a news conference with the governor of Kirkuk, Rakan al-Jubouri during his visit to the province that Kirkuk is important for us and the future of Kirkuk and its security is important for the future of Iraq and the security of Iraq and its future is important for Turkey. Stressing that his visit to Kirkuk carries a message to the importance of unity among Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds and Christians. .
He added that we have conveyed this message during our meeting with the governor and all representatives of the components and we confirm our support for Kirkuk and its administration .. Explaining that the Agency for International Cooperation and Coordination Tika received a number of needs that are now being prepared in coordination with the Governor, which includes projects will contribute to the province, in addition to our follow-up to the project of Kirkuk Civil Airport and the importance of its operation.
He pointed out that the operations that are carried out in northern Iraq are targeting the elements of the PKK and not directed against anyone.
For his part, the governor of Kirkuk said that the project of Kirkuk airport is an investment opportunity for the Ministry of Transport and there are Turkish companies are solid and effective in the field of airports, but we are currently working on the maintenance of the runway and radar and the implementation of services and continue our work to ensure the speed of operation.
He pointed to the efforts of the Turkish government in supporting Iraq and supporting the displaced, which had a great impact on the Iraqi people, stressing that Turkey was the first to receive and care for the wounded of Kirkuk victims of terrorist operations.
He added that the ambassador's visit to Kirkuk is important because it is a small Iraq and is the focus of a strong and deep interest. It is a symbol of coexistence and we aspire to develop and activate relations, especially after the successful visit of the Prime Minister to Ankara. Today we presented economic visions to enhance cooperation and the importance of Turkey's participation in rebuilding and restoring stability after the Kuwait conference and its contribution to Kirkuk Civil Airport operation.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency