Baghdad - INA
National Security Adviser Qassem Al-Araji discussed via closed-circuit television with NATO Assistant Secretary-General for Operations John Menza to strengthen joint cooperation between Baghdad and Brussels.
The Information Office of the National Security Adviser confirmed, "Al-Araji discussed with the Assistant Secretary-General of NATO the mechanism for developing the work of the NATO mission in Iraq, and agreeing on Iraq's requirements from the alliance, to support the federal security, military and intelligence institutions and the Kurdistan region through training, consultation, capacity building and the enhancement of quality expertise.”.
Al-Araji expressed his "thanks and appreciation to the Iraqi government for the role of NATO countries in continuing their support for Iraq and its development to include other important areas."
For his part, Menza explained that "the year 2021 will be distinguished to support Iraq in the areas it needs from the alliance."