- number of readings 28
- Section : Iraq
Baghdad / Obelisk: Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi concluded, on Friday, July 2, 2021, his visit to the Italian capital, Rome.
The Prime Minister’s media office said in a statement received by “The Obelisk” that Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi concludes his visit to the Italian capital, Rome, and returns home.
On Friday, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi met Pope Francis, stressing that the Iraqi government is committed to establishing Christians and other minorities in their lands.
Al-Kazemi expressed, according to a statement by his media office, his thanks to His Holiness the Pope for the warm welcome and reception, praising “the Pope’s historic visit to Iraq, and the messages it contained in support of Iraq and affirmed the unity of humanity in the aspiration for peace and coexistence and standing against extremism in all its forms.”
Al-Kazemi affirmed the Iraqi government’s commitment to work to consolidate Iraqi Christians and other minorities in their lands as an essential part of the fabric of their societies, and to facilitate the return of the displaced and immigrants from them to their areas of origin, as well as to work to urge the Iraqi church authorities to activate their humanitarian activities, especially educational and health, and provide all the required assistance to them.
Al-Kazemi indicated that the government is proceeding to rebuild the ancient churches that were destroyed by ISIS terrorist gangs, in addition to the government’s serious efforts to rebuild the city of Ur due to its historical importance, and to be prepared to receive Christian delegations to the city, and between the importance of taking measures and providing the necessary facilities to group tourist and religious groups into the city of Ur. archaeological.
His Holiness Pope Francis I welcomed Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi and his accompanying delegation, stressing the importance of strengthening peace efforts in the region, in a way that achieves the prosperity and stability of peoples.