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Shafaq News / The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, discussed in a phone call with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, today, Wednesday, December 2, 2020, the bilateral relations that bring the two countries together and strengthen them in various fields through agreements and understandings concluded between the two sides.
During the call, the two presidents reviewed regional developments, and the importance of observing calm and restraint, protecting stability in the region, and adopting dialogue in order to avoid tensions, and to enhance regional security and stability.
The importance of strengthening the sovereignty of Iraq and protecting its stability from interference and tensions in the region was emphasized, as it is a primary hub for defeating terrorism and its remnants, as well as establishing peace in the region and the prosperity of its people, in addition to providing international support in monitoring the upcoming elections in a manner that guarantees their integrity, and the need to join hands in facing the threat of the Corona epidemic. And curtailing its economic and health repercussions, according to a statement by the Presidency of the Republic.
The two presidents affirmed that terrorism of all kinds and means aims at peaceful coexistence among human beings, and feeds itself from creating divisions between different religions, sects and affiliations, stressing the need for international solidarity in the face of extremist ideas, and working together to spread the values of coexistence and convergence, respect for religions and human beliefs, and block the road ahead Extremist and racist ideas that target the highest human values of love and peace.
Barham Salih indicated that terrorist groups tried to sow discrimination between Iraqis, targeting Muslims, Christians, Yazidis, Sabeans, and other components alike, to prove that these groups have no religion, and their attempts to undermine societal coexistence were met with the strong popular will to realize their destructive goals.
He indicated that Iraq, in cooperation with allies and friends, is moving forward in continuing the war on ISIS and pursuing its sleeper cells, and continuing to work to end terrorism as a threat to all of humanity.