INA - Baghdad
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fouad Hussein, confirmed today, that the Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhemi will visit Washington next month.
This came during a meeting between FM Hussein and the representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Jenin Hennes-Blachart to discuss a number of issues related to international organizations working in Iraq.
Hussein the role and efforts of the UNAMI mission, and other special UN agencies and agencies to assist the government in achieving security, stability, and welfare for the Iraqi people in various fields, particularly in the area of providing humanitarian assistance to the IDPs.
He expressed his desire to hold meetings with all these missions to discuss developing work mechanisms and effective coordination, stressing “the importance of respecting the country’s sovereignty by the neighboring countries, enhancing the principles of good neighborliness, and pursuing diplomatic channels to meet challenges and resolve crises,”
Iraqi Foreign Minister expressed his rejection and denunciation to any breach or attack on Iraqi territory.
Referring to the aerial bombardment that Turkey had carried out on some sites inside Iraqi territory in the past few days, he called for "the necessity of stopping such violations from the Turkish side, usually it violates international covenants and laws"
He pointed out that "the government is keen to pursue a balanced policy in establishing relations with everyone, especially the neighboring countries," revealing that "his first foreign visits will be to Tehran and Riyadh to enhance bilateral relations and open horizons for cooperation in order to achieve common interests,"
The two sides also discussed the strategic dialogue round that was held between Iraq and US, and its importance in promoting the interests of the both countries, and its reflection on the security and stability of the region, noting that "the Prime Minister's visit next month to the capital, Washington, will be to complete the dialogues "
The statement added that "the two sides discussed a number of regional issues, including: the Palestinian issue and the minister renewed the expression of Iraq’s consistent position to achieve peace and security, and the end of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, and the right of the Palestinian people to establish their independent state.