Baghdad Minister of Foreign Affairs Fouad Hussein received today, Tuesday, British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab, and they discussed ways to develop cooperation relations in various fields, especially security and intelligence coordination, and efforts to combat terrorism, in a manner that serves the common interests of the two friendly countries.
According to the Ministry’s statement, the Minister reviewed Iraq’s priorities, which include achieving economic and social development, and building bridges of cultural, scientific and civilized communication between the two peoples, explaining that Iraqi-British relations are based on mutual respect, especially since Britain plays an important role in the reconstruction of liberated cities.
They also discussed a number of important axes, including International support for the electoral process in Iraq, noting that sending international observers to Iraq came in order to build confidence between citizens and political parties.”
The two sides exchanged views on the latest developments in the region, and the importance of pushing forward towards peaceful solutions to meet the aspirations of stability and security.
For his part, British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab expressed his happiness at visiting Iraq, noting that his meeting with Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein had a constructive dialogue to work on developing bilateral relations.
He noted that the upcoming elections are a milestone in the history of Iraq, stressing his country’s full support for the Iraqi government in fighting the remnants of the terrorist organization ISIS and eliminating its extremist ideology.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency