Today, Tuesday, US President Joe Biden affirmed the United States’ commitment to Iraq’s long-term stability, while praising recent initiatives such as the Baghdad Regional Summit and the historic visit of Pope Francis to Iraq. The White House said in a statement received by Mawazine News, a copy of it, that “US President Joseph Biden met today with President Barham Salih on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York,” noting that “they discussed strengthening bilateral relations and deepening cooperation in regional diplomatic initiatives.” . He added, “The two sides affirmed their respect for democracy in Iraq, the rule of law, and efforts to hold credible and transparent elections next October.” Biden emphasized, “The United States is committed to Iraq’s long-term stability.” He praised recent initiatives such as the Baghdad Regional Summit and the historic visit of Pope Francis to Iraq earlier this year as an important symbol of Iraq’s contributions to regional stability and interfaith tolerance.
Baghdad / Obelisk: The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, met, on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, with his American counterpart, Joe Biden, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly .
Saleh had participated in the opening of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, held in New York .
The Media Office of the Presidency of the Republic said in a statement received by “The Obelisk” that Saleh participated in the opening of the work of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly held in New York .
He added that it is hoped that the President of the Republic will deliver Iraq’s speech in the sessions of the Assembly, in which most of the world’s presidents and leaders participate .
The resident representative of the United Nations Development Program in Iraq, Zina Ali Ahmed, said in a statement to “Nass” (September 21, 2021), that “the Iraqi elections are essential for the United Nations system operating in Iraq.”
She added, “The mission of the United Nations Mission to Iraq (UNAMI) is to help Iraq implement fair and transparent elections,” noting that “there is a large project led by the mission in which the United Nations Development Program is assisting it in a logistical way to help build national capacities to conduct elections in a fair and honest manner.”
And she continued, “The Security Council gave UNAMI the task of observing the elections, and therefore UNAMI, with the help of the entire United Nations system, will monitor the elections scheduled for next month, and we hope that these elections will bring the best possible to Iraq.”
Baghdad – Mawazine News The international coalition has decided, on Tuesday, its next role in Iraq. “Since 2014, the Peshmerga have been a strong partner,” coalition spokesman Wayne Maroto said on Twitter. Maroto stressed: “While we reorganize an advisory and auxiliary role by the end of the year – we remain committed to our security cooperation and partnership with the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Region in the fight against ISIS because we support a stable and secure Iraq.” Ended 29/A43
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced, on Tuesday, that the Ministerial Committee of the Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership will hold a meeting in New York on the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The ministry said in a statement that Mawazine News received a copy of it, that “Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein participated yesterday, Monday, in the annual consultative meeting of the Council of the League of Arab States at the ministerial level, which was held at the headquarters of the permanent mission of the State of Kuwait to the United Nations, on the sidelines of the work The 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs of the State of Kuwait Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah, President of the 156th session of the Arab League, with the participation of Dr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States. She added, “During the meeting, a number of topics on the agenda of the United Nations General Assembly at its 76th session, and the importance of promoting joint Arab action, and unifying positions on the Palestinian issue and the challenges facing countries in the region, were discussed.” She explained that, in an intervention by the minister, he referred to “the preparation and preparation for early elections and the arrival of international observers, as the United Nations Security Council decided to support Iraq in the electoral process, and accordingly the observers were sent, and His Excellency called on the Arab League to send observers like the International Organization and the European Union.” In another aspect of his intervention, the minister touched on “the Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership and its outcomes, and announced that the ministerial committee of the conference will hold a meeting in New York on the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly,” stressing that “the Baghdad conference will turn into a permanent platform for sustaining dialogue between countries. concerned and to create a state of cooperation and stability in the region, build economic partnerships, and protect Iraq from external threats. Ended 29/A 4
Baghdad – Mawazine News OPEC announced, on Tuesday, its approval to hold its founding conference in Iraq next year, while indicating that it is talking with the Ministry of Oil to provide the logistical and preparatory requirements necessary for the conference. The Secretary-General of the Organization, Muhammad Barkindo, said in a letter addressed to all the heads of delegations of the member countries of OPEC and non-member countries, according to the official agency, that “Iraq will host the sixtieth anniversary of the founding of the organization in the first quarter of 2022.” Barkindo added that “Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail informed me of Iraq’s readiness, desire and ability to host the founding conference, after completing all the necessary arrangements.” He added, “The General Secretariat of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is in talks with the Ministry of Oil to ensure that all necessary logistical and preparatory requirements are arranged,” noting that “we look forward to seeing you in Iraq at the beginning of 2022.” On June 30, Barkindo announced that the Iraqi government had agreed to host the sixtieth anniversary of the founding of OPEC on September 30, 2021, in the People’s Hall in Baghdad, but the Minister of Oil announced the postponement of the conference through a letter to OPEC. Ended 29/A43