2021.08.26 – 20:33
Baghdad – people
The Preparatory Committee for the Baghdad Conference announced, on Thursday, the countries and international organizations whose participation in the conference was confirmed, while specifying a reason for not announcing the names of the participating leaders so far.
The head of the committee, spokesman for the Baghdad Conference, Nizar Al-Khairallah, said during a dialogue table with a number of media organizations followed by “Nass” (August 26, 2021): “The participating countries are Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait, Jordan, Qatar, UAE and France, in addition to the Arab League, the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Organization of Islamic cooperation.
He added, “The names of the participating delegations and personalities have not been announced so far. The matter is due to two reasons. The first is the technical circumstances, and the second is the requests of countries not to announce their participation before the Baghdad conference. share”.
He pointed out that “the participating countries sent large delegations to the conference, and one country participated with 80 personalities, another participated with at least 50, and others the same thing, and the matter is not limited to the participation of media delegations from those countries.”
And on the extent of the possibility of holding bilateral meetings between the participating countries, especially those who have bilateral differences between Al-Khair God, “The Preparatory Committee’s mission is to provide the appropriate atmosphere for bilateral meetings, and in all regional conferences there is an opportunity for dialogue, and this depends on the countries’ desire to hold such meetings. We believe that the conference is an opportunity to hold those meetings.” The meetings and Iraq will prepare the means available to hold them, if those countries wish.”
Regarding Iraq’s direct goal in holding the conference, he explained, “We are working to strengthen partnerships and projects with the countries participating in the Baghdad conference. The nature of crises and challenges in the region creates real opportunities for partnership, and this is what we are working on, and we believe that this desire is shared by Iraq and the participating country.”
He stressed that “the Baghdad conference will be held for one day only, next Saturday, and the participation of the invited countries in the conference represents support for the Iraqi government and the sovereignty and stability of Iraq.”