Iraq looks to China for rail boost
telecommunications, infrastructure and insurance.
“They bring me their technology. ... I think they can expand the network in Iraq,” he said, adding that the expanded network “can act both for the people and for goods”.
Iraq was an important hub on the ancient trans-Eurasia Silk Road, and Baghdad has welcomed China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
“Iraq can act as a bridge between Asia and Europe,” alAbadi said, and “we have the network for the Silk Road” once the railway expansion is completed.
The prime minister, who was on a two-day visit, met with President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday.
A joint statement released on Tuesday said the two governments agreed to upgrade