BAGHDAD — The Czech Republic will grant $7 million in humanitarian aid to Iraq, in order to support the country throughout the ongoing humanitarian crisis, the Czech Prime Minister said on Sunday.
The visit by the Czech PM, Bohuspav Sobotka, is the first one since 2011. During his meeting with the Prime Minister of Iraq, Haider al-Abadi, Sobotka said that the Czech Republic is ready to grant $7 million worth of humanitarian aid to Iraq, IraqiNews reported.
He further noted that his country is eager to have better cooperation with Iraq in the economic and commercial fields, especially in the petroleum sector. In response, the Iraqi PM expressed gratitude on behalf of the Iraqi people.
According to Czech media outlets, the Czech Republic has granted around $9 million to the Iraqi government between 2012 and 2017. The Czech Republic is a member of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) since the start or the operation against the extremist group.