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Foreign Minister And His Palestinian Counterpart Agree To Hold Joint Iraqi-Palestinian Committee In Ramallah

Baghdad Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein discussed today, Sunday, with the Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Riyad Al-Maliki, at the ministry’s headquarters in Baghdad, the situation in al-Quds and the Palestinian territories and the inhumane violations and attacks that the Palestinian people have been subjected to in al-Quds and the Gaza Strip, in addition to discussing fraternal relations and joint ties between Iraq and Palestine, and the need to work on its development and advancement, in a way that serves the aspirations of the two peoples.

Hussein said during the meeting, according to a ministry statement, “There is governmental, partisan and community support in Iraq for the Palestinian cause,” noting that “the Iraqi government affirmed the unity of the Palestinian ranks and the importance of productive internal dialogue between the Palestinians themselves,” adding that “it is necessary to unify the ranks and strengthen the Palestinian Authority. Warning of: “The danger of using victory to weaken the Palestinian Authority.”

He pointed out that “the joint Iraqi-Palestinian committee will be held in the coming months in Ramallah, and it has been emphasized that joint political work will continue, and in this field a memorandum of understanding has been signed for political consultations between the two countries.”

He affirmed Iraq’s support for the Palestinian cause, and the struggle of the Palestinian people to achieve their right to self-determination and to obtain their legitimate national rights, adherence to international legitimacy decisions, and the importance of the international political track because it enjoys international acceptance and support.

He stressed the importance of providing the necessary support for the Palestinian efforts and endeavors to achieve the goals of the Palestinian people for freedom and independence.

For his part, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki expressed his thanks and appreciation to the government and people of Iraq, stressing: “Palestine will remain loyal to Iraq.”

Al-Maliki said: “My visit to Iraq comes after the end of the Israeli aggression on Gaza,” indicating that “the attack has claimed the lives of more than 240 innocent Palestinians, including 70 children, and the destruction of 18 towers, 2,000 housing units, and more than 2,000 homeless citizens, and a comprehensive destruction of schools and mosques, electricity, and telecommunications. ”

He continued: “We are looking for the embodiment of the Palestinian state and the two-state solution, with East Al-Quds as its capital and the right to self-determination, and our priority is to consolidate the efforts of the Arab Republic of Egypt in a ceasefire, and to work on rebuilding what was destroyed within 12 days, and we need support, and turn this reality into an opportunity to open a window for a public return to international negotiation and follow-up. ”

He added, “We came to Baghdad to coordinate the upcoming positions,” indicating: “Al-Aqsa Mosque is being violated daily and the next battle is to end the Israeli occupation,” affirming that “Palestine derives composure and strength from the Iraqi people,” indicating: “Iraq is loyal to and supportive of Palestine,” We are ready to receive our Iraqi guests to convene the joint Iraqi-Palestinian committee in Ramallah, and it will be a great honor for the Palestinian government. ”

He praised the official and popular position of Iraq, and Iraq’s adherence to the need for the Palestinian people to obtain all their legitimate rights and stop the attacks against the Palestinian people.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency