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Iraq's PM in UAE as Abu Dhabi announces water project in Sinjar

Iraq is pivoting towards the Gulf in its foreign policy while also seeking to maintain good ties with Iran.
An Iraqi farmer on a boat collects reeds from the banks of the southern Chibayish marshes in Dhi Qar province, on January 23, 2023, as water levels recover following a rainy period. (Photo by ASAAD NIAZI/AFP via Getty Images)

Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani visited the United Arab Emirates on Thursday, as Abu Dhabi announced $500,000 in funding toward water infrastructure in western Iraq’s Sinjar. 

Sudani met with UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed to discuss bilateral cooperation and international developments. The two specifically discussed ways to enhance economic, trade, investment and development cooperation, according to the official Emirates News Agency. 

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