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Iraq expresses its strong condemnation of the terrorist incident suffered by our brothers in the Arab Republic of Egypt, which claimed the lives of civilians and injured others.
While Iraq affirms its rejection of terrorism in all its forms , it stands with the international community in the face of terrorism, supports all good efforts aimed at eliminating extremism and violence, in addition to supporting the efforts of the Egyptian government in its actions to maintain security and stability of the country. Iraq states its readiness to assist in facing this threat to the lives of secure citizens.
President Salih met today with dozens of family members who lost loved ones during the infamous Anfal genocide of the 1980s.
Taking care to listen to all their concerns in the Al Salam Palace in Baghdad, the President stated clearly that this violence was a genocidal act aimed at the Kurdish people and will forever be a wound that is never fully healed in the hearts of all Iraqis. President Salih emphasized that no matter how painful, this time must never be forgotten. These types of crimes must never again be allowed to occur, and we must ensure the families of all those affected by this heinous crime are cared for.
Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Lord Ahmed of Wimbledon, Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs and the United Nations at the British Foreign Office. The meeting reviewed the progress of bilateral relations between Baghdad and London and means of strengthening them to serve the interests of both countries.
Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim delivered Iraq’s speech at the Ministerial Conference to Advance Religious Freedom in Washington organised by the US State Department.
In his speech, Minister Alhakim stressed that the essence of humanity is the common factor among societies, pointing out that coexistence between religions in Iraq is a popular culture of the people, creating an environment of creativity in many fields, including literature, art and scientific research.
H.E. President of the Republic Dr. Barham Salih congratulated Sabean Mandaeans on the occasion of the Great Eid and the Mandaean New Year, on Wednesday's today, July 17, 2019.
His Excellency the President stressed, in a telegram on this occasion, the importance of promoting the values of love, brotherhood and participation among all components of Iraq and its specter, commending Sabean Mandaeans' role in building Iraq on the basis of freedom, equality and values of justice and democracy.
The Foreign Ministry strongly condemns the killing of a Turkish diplomat working in the Turkish Consulate General in Erbil Governorate and a citizen and the wounding of another in an assassination incident and expresses its close follow-up with the security authorities to find out the circumstances of the incident. Read more
Iraq and EU strongly affirm their shared commitment to peace and stability in the wider Middle East and call for the de-escalation of the current tensions in the region, reminding that the risks and the consequences may affect Iraq, the region and beyond. The EU and Iraq share a common vision for the region and wish to proactively support actions and initiatives to promote dialogue instead of confrontation, aiming to build a cooperative framework based on shared interests. Cooperation is the strongest foundation of a long-term regional security, stability and sustainable development. The European Union remains committed to work together with the Iraqi government to promote these values and is firmly of the view that the Iraqi proposal of a regional conference merits full support and engagement.
In addition to the efforts to include the Iraqi archaeological sites on the World Heritage List, the issue of including the ancient city of Babylon will be discussed at the 43rd session of the Azerbaijani capital Baku with the participation of more than 180 countries. Read more
President Barham Salih received the Palestinian Prime Minister Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh and his accompanying delegation, at the Presidential Office in Baghdad on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.
During the meeting, they conferred about the enhancement of bilateral relations and the development of prospects for cooperation between the two countries in a way that serves the common interests.
His Excellency emphasized Iraq's stance in support for the brotherly Palestinian people to ensure a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian cause.
Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamed A. Alhakim met with the High Representative of the European Commission Vice-President Ms. Federica Mogherini. The meeting discussed the relations between Iraq and the EU. The meeting also discussed the importance of strengthening the Iraq-EU partnership.
The two sides stated that the Partnership Agreement, which entered into force in August 2018, will strengthen cooperation frameworks in many fields, including human rights, economic, energy, security, transport and environment issues. Read more
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