The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fuad Hussein, discussed with his Finnish counterpart, Pekka Haavisto, on the sidelines of the meetings of the third session of the Iraqi-European Cooperation Council in Brussels, bilateral relations.
A statement by the Foreign Ministry said that during the meeting, they discussed strengthening bilateral cooperation between the two countries and exchanging views on issues of common concern, developments on the regional and international arena, repercussions of the current crises and their impacts on the Middle East and the world, foremost of which is the Syrian crisis, the Russian-Ukrainian war, the Palestinian cause, and ways to promote calm the situation after the escalation of tension in the occupied territories.
The minister praised the active role of the member states of the European Union, including Finland, and their support for Iraq in various fields.
For his part, the Finnish Foreign Minister affirmed his country's commitment to strengthening bilateral cooperation in accordance with the provisions of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between Iraq and the European Union, praising Iraq's constructive role in calming crises in the region.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency