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Iraq focuses on BRICS

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News Date: October 31, 2023

Iraqi MP Zeinab Al-Mousawi, a prominent member of the parliamentary Oil and Energy Committee, urged the government to make joining the BRICS group a top priority.
Mousawi stressed that this move would bring numerous economic benefits to Iraq, including expanded trade opportunities and enhanced economic independence.
Mousawi stated that BRICS members "are rich in oil, metals, rare minerals used in technological industries, and grains."
Iraq is blessed with abundant resources, including extensive oil reserves, fertile land for agriculture, natural gas, and minerals.
We want to be "Free of Washington's financial and trade restrictions," Mousawi summed it up to Amwaj Media.

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