Baghdad – INA
Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein confirmed today, Thursday that the Pope's visit is the first after the spread of the Corona pandemic.
Hussein said in a press conference followed by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "the Pope's visit is the first after the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic," noting that "the visit carries a message of peace, tolerance and rejection of violence."
He added that "the capital, Baghdad, is ready to greet the Pope and welcome his arrival," noting that "the Iraqi people, with all its components, are looking forward to the visit of the Pope."
He pointed out that "the Pope's visit program was prepared in advance and in cooperation with everyone," noting that "the organizing committee for the visit has completed its preparations in coordination with the Vatican."
He continued, "The Iraqi mission in Rome has made many facilities to visit the Pope," noting that "media professionals from all over the world will arrive to Iraq to cover the visit."