Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammad Ali al-Hakim signed a memorandum of understanding with the Gulf Cooperation Council on Wednesday for political consultations.
“The wise minister received the secretary-general of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Abdullatif bin Rashid al-Zayani, and the two sides discussed the special relations of Iraq with the GCC countries and ways to raise them to meet the aspirations of our Arab peoples,” the Foreign Ministry said.
“The two sides signed a memorandum of understanding for political consultations, which allows for regular dialogues on issues of common concern,” the statement said.
The Iraqi Foreign Minister, according to the statement on the depth of relations between Iraq and the GCC states, noting that “we have strong relations with the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.”
Al-Hakim said that “these visits contribute to strengthening ties and achieving mutual cooperation among the countries of the region, noting that” we cherish the visits of brothers from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries because they contribute to the exchange of views and listen to their views and to inform them of progress in Iraq, Stressing that “the security and safety of the Gulf is the security and safety of Iraq.”
On the Arab issue, the Iraqi Foreign Minister expressed Iraq’s aspiration to end the Yemeni crisis by peaceful means and to form a national unity government that will strengthen the unity and integrity of Yemen as a whole.