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China's foreign minister on rare visit to Iraq

Published on Feb 23, 2014 5:14 PM

BAGHDAD (AFP) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in Iraq on Sunday in the first such visit since before the 2003 US-led invasion, the foreign ministry said.

It is "the first visit to Baghdad by a high-ranking Chinese official since 2003," the ministry said in a statement on its website.

Mr Wang and senior officials will discuss "developing bilateral relations and regional and international issues", the statement said.

Oil is likely to be on the agenda.

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