Political| 12:05 – 20/03/2023
Baghdad – Mawazine News
The European Commission’s Vice President, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, on Monday confirmed the Union’s commitment to the terms of the Association Agreement with Iraq and the frameworks for its activation.
“The Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein met at the headquarters of the European Council, Vice-President of the European Commission and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy in the European Union Josep Borrell, on the sidelines of the third session of the Council for Cooperation between Iraq and the European Union held in the capital Brussels for the period 19-21 March,” a statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
During the meeting, according to the statement, they “discussed topics of common interest between Iraq and the European Union and ways to strengthen relations between the two sides, as the minister explained the importance of the partnership and cooperation agreement that frames the relationship with the European Union.”
“On the work of the three committees emanating from the partnership and cooperation agreement and the mechanisms of work in the next stage that will put the distinguished relationship between Iraq and the European Union on the ground was also discussed.”
For his part, Borrell outlined “the EU’s commitment to the terms of the agreement and the frameworks for its operationalization,” noting “Iraq’s geopolitical importance to the EU, and the effective role of Iraqi diplomacy in the region.” It’s over 29/N33