Iraqi Foreign Minister announced the country's plans to supply gas to Europe
Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein said that the country intends to invest in gas fields in order to further export gas to other countries, including the European Union. He said this in Brussels before a meeting of the Iraq-EU Cooperation Council.
“We will discuss various topics of cooperation, including in the gas and oil sectors. Iraq, which is already an oil-producing country, will also become a gas-producing country. We are investing in gas fields to use gas in the domestic market, and in the future we expect to export gas to other countries, including Europe,” Fuad Hussein said at a press conference (quoted by RIA Novosti).
The main oil and gas fields of Iraq belong to the oil and gas basin of the Persian Gulf. Iraq is one of the three largest oil exporters. In October 2022, it was reported about Iraqi plans to start gas production at the Akkas field near the Syrian border.