EU, Iraq Set To Ink First Contractual Agreement

Law360, New York (November 11, 2009, 3:56 PM EST) -- The European Commission expects to reach a final agreement with Iraq to improve trade relations and investment opportunities between the two when negotiators meet in Brussels on Thursday to hammer out the details of the political arrangement, the regulator said Wednesday.

The deal will be the first contractual agreement between the European Union and Iraq, according to the EC.

The so-called partnership and cooperation agreement will allow the two governments to have a political dialogue when they have an interest in cooperating on bilateral, regional and...
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