Iraq calls for him to release funds is estimated at one billion dollars frozen in Swiss banks

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Twilight News / Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, the Swiss banks to release frozen Iraqi funds has since the seventies of the last century, with an estimated one billion US dollars.

According to a statement issued by the Information Office of Jaafari responded to Twilight News, said last met Didier Burkhaltr Swiss Foreign Minister on the sidelines of the Human Rights Council meetings that are held its business in the Swiss city of Geneva, and discussed with him bilateral relations between Baghdad and Byrne, and ways to consolidate in the framework of strengthening joint cooperation Between the two countries.

Jaafari called on the Swiss side to activate the agreements signed between the two countries in 1977 economic agreement, Switzerland and the opening of an embassy in Baghdad, and demanded the estimated one billion dollars frozen in Swiss banks Iraqi funds.

He stressed that Iraq insists on openness and consolidation of relations, and benefit from the experiences of others, and looks forward to strengthening cooperation in the training of Iraqi diplomats, and to facilitate the granting of visas, "Visa" between Baghdad and Byrne, directed invitation to his counterpart to visit Iraq in the framework of strengthening relations between the two countries, valuing positions Switzerland Besides Iraq, and support.

For his part, Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhaltr: assure our solidarity with Iraq, and we stand with you, and I congratulate the victories achieved and the courage of Iraqis in their war against terrorism, saying: What is important is how the reconstruction of Iraq, and to help achieve security and stability, adding: Switzerland sends humanitarian aid through UN United, we have experts working in the United Nations organizations in Iraq.

And called for the importance of developing a new business plan, economic development, cooperation and investment between the two countries, noting: that the Iraqi delegation that visited Switzerland earlier this year discuss the security cooperation, counter-terrorism, and to increase the security and intelligence coordination which will contribute to facilitate the granting of visas, "Visa" between Switzerland and Iraq.