Thu, Oct 10, 2019
Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim met with foreign Ambassadors accredited to Baghdad. The meeting started by briefing on the latest developments in the local situation, especially the recent demonstrations, and the subsequent governmental actions towards implementing the legitimate demands of the demonstrators, in addition to reassuring heads of foreign missions in Baghdad of the stability of the security situation and providing security for all missions and their staff.
This meeting comes within the framework of intensive efforts by the Ministry to clarify the situation in Iraq to the world public opinion.
Minister Alhakim touched on a number of issues in the Arab and regional areas , calling for the need to mobilize international efforts to resolve the crises , and the importance of coordinating positions, expressing Iraq’s readiness to support peaceful and political solutions, and the establishment of security.
The Minister also referred to the results of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly and the sideline meetings he held with his counterparts.
Minister Alhakim expressed Baghdad’s keenness to strengthen cooperation relations in various fields, and ways to strengthen and develop them for the interests of the peoples; to reach a state of convergence of views on various issues of common concern.
The Minister of Interior, Mr. Yassin Al-Yasiri, attended the meeting and touched on developments in the situation after the demonstrations in Baghdad and a number of Governorates, stressing that the government has taken a number of measures to respond to the demands of the demonstrators in accordance with the law, stressing the return of life to normal ,and that the government pays great attention to the security of embassies and missions, and their employees, and is keen to create a safe environment for the performance of its diplomatic missions in Iraq.
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