Release date:: 9/9/12 14:13
BAGHDAD: Iraq is keen to establish balanced relations with its neighbors, brothers and friends to enhance security and stability in the region, President Barham Saleh said on Thursday.
Saleh, according to a presidential statement received by the Euphrates News Agency, during a meeting with him, at the Peace Palace in Baghdad, British Ambassador John Wolks and Chargé d’Affaires of the German Embassies Jochen Muller and French Jean-Noel Bonnyo, In the region, he explained that “the orientations of Iraq is based on moving away from the policy of axes and commitment to higher national interests, and the prevalence of participants over differences.”
The President of the Republic, to “the importance of strengthening relations with European countries, and the desire for cooperation and coordination to serve common interests,” and appreciated the efforts of “the European Union in supporting the Iraqi people in various fields.”
For their part, the three diplomats expressed their countries’ satisfaction with the development of bilateral relations with Iraq and their endeavor to consolidate and increase cooperation, praising the “role played by Iraq in its Arab and regional environment.”