The Foreign Minister discusses with the US ambassador relations between the two countries

09/30/2020 11:27

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Section : Iraq

Baghdad / Al-Masala: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fouad Hussein, Wednesday, September 30, 2020, discussed with the US ambassador to Baghdad Matthew Toller, issues related to the security and political situation, and Iraqi-American relations in light of the circumstances the country is going through.

In a statement received by Al-Masalla, the ministry stated that Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein received today, in his office in Baghdad, the US ambassador to Iraq, Matthew Toller, and discussed bilateral relations between the two countries.

He added that the two sides held discussions that focused on issues related to the security and political situation, and Iraqi-American relations in light of the circumstances the country is going through.

Earlier, Hussein said in a press conference held in the Belgian capital, Brussels, that Iraq faces great challenges, due to the drop in oil prices and the emergence of the Corona virus crisis in Iraq and the world, which is almost an economic crisis in the country.

He added: I am here on an official visit to Europe and I will head to Paris today to inform European friends about what is happening in Iraq and the region, and Iraq seeks to expand relations with European countries.

He added that he held several meetings in the German capital Berlin, after the visit yesterday, and we held meetings today in the Belgian capital Brussels to discuss Iraqi and European relations to consolidate them.

Hussein indicated that Iraq faces several challenges, some of which are related to health and the outbreak of the Coronavirus, which threatens many societies around the world, and we are trying to cooperate with other countries to confront the pandemic.

The Iraqi Foreign Minister stressed that ISIS today poses a threat to the Iraqi people and the security forces, and there is activity in some areas, and attempts to regroup their ranks.

Hussein explained that the new Iraqi government, its main tasks are summarized in planning for holding early elections next year, to continue the democratic process in the rotation of power in Iraq.

In a related context, Hussein continued, Iraq is trying to make it clear to neighboring countries that it wants to establish balanced relations with all, on the condition that they respect the sovereignty of our country and not interfere in internal affairs, and build our relations on the basis of the mutual interests of both parties.

And that the Iraqi government has called on European companies to invest in the country in various fields related to energy, oil, gas and electricity.


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