Shafaq News/ On Saturday, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi called on immigrant Christians to return to their country.
This came during his meeting with a delegation of bishops of the Chaldean Catholic Church, headed by Patriarch Mor Louis Raphael I Sako, which included a number of bishops from different governorates of Iraq, neighboring countries, Europe and America.
Al-Kazemi pointed out, according to a statement by his office, received by Shafaq News Agency, to “the importance of the work of clerics and social leaders in preserving the feature of diversity in Iraqi society, which is considered a wealth and an element of enrichment, and one of the features of the Mesopotamian civilizational extension.”
He added that “the Christian presence in Iraq is one of the most important pillars of this deep diversity, which today contributes to the protection of the democratic system, and provides solutions to political differences.” the University”.
Al-Kazemi recalled, “The historic visit of His Holiness the Pope to Iraq, and how it stimulated important positive repercussions to support Iraqi diversity, especially the Iraqi Christian spectrum.”
The Prime Minister called on immigrants from Christians or from the rest of the Iraqi sects to return to Iraq, the country of all, stressing the provision of full support to facilitate this return and stability.
For his part, Patriarch Sako affirmed his “full support for the government’s approach in dealing wisely and calmly with crises and challenges, and providing sound and rational solutions to them.”
And he expressed his “thanks and appreciation for the government’s efforts made during the past year, to move forward in implementing reforms, and to overcome the challenges that our Iraqi people faced,” according to the statement.