28/8/2017 12:00 am
Revealed the end of the year to start the meetings of the joint committee between the two countries
Baghdad / Shaima Rashid
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Palestine Riyad al-Malki said that his recent visit to Baghdad is a "starting point" in deepening bilateral relations between Iraq and Palestine, noting that Palestine has a great desire to participate in the reconstruction of liberated cities, Held its first meetings in Baghdad before the end of this year.
Maliki said to «morning»: «The visit to Baghdad peace is owed to us, which is not different in our love for Jerusalem, and that Iraq and the Iraqis have made a lot of Palestine and were proactive in support of the Palestinian cause», pointing out that «Baghdad stood against the terrorism that stormed We must congratulate the victories in the battles led by Prime Minister Dr. Haider al-Abadi and the Iraqi people. "
and the Palestinian foreign minister, met during his visit to Baghdad, the three presidencies , as well as his counterpart Ibrahim al - Jaafari.
On this visit, which he described as positive, al-Maliki said: "The meetings he held with senior Iraqi officials were very productive in which we discussed many things, most notably the activation of relations between the two countries and the victories achieved on gangs (da'ash) as well as regional conditions."
Al-Maliki said that "the meeting with the prime minister was excellent congratulating him on the victory in the battle to restore Mosul, Abadi field commander has a great advantage in resolving the victory," noting that «gave Abadi direct message from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and talked about the reconstruction of liberated areas and the overall situation in the region .
On his meeting with the Speaker of the House of Representatives Salim al-Jubouri, Maliki stressed the «importance of the meeting that Jabouri has positions supportive of Palestine and holds an important position not only because he is the president of the legislative authority in Iraq but also chairs the Union of Islamic Parliaments», also noting that «it is important that emphasis on "The Palestinian issue and the struggle of the Palestinian people through the Iraqi parliament and the Islamic parliaments, especially after the recent confrontation at the Al-Aqsa Mosque." We expected effective movement of Islamic countries through their parliaments and take supportive positions in favor of the steadfastness of Jerusalemites in their response to the protection of Al- , Pointing out that «agree with Jubouri to the Iraqi parliament this role as well as address the issues of the Palestinian community living in Iraq on the level of living and legal and others».
On the meeting with his counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari, al-Maliki pointed out that «the meeting with Jaafari was a success and excellence was talking about how to activate and develop bilateral relations between the two countries, specifically when the signing of the formation of a bilateral joint committee concerned with the development of relations between the two brotherly countries».
Maliki stressed the «need not remain the relationship of the two countries confined to the political side, but we must involve the largest possible sectors in the development and strengthening, so the signing of the agreement of the Joint Committee and we hope to hold its first meeting in the near future», indicating that he sent an official invitation to Jaafari to visit Palestine « "This visit has a great impact on the Palestinians to strengthen their steadfastness on their land." Congratulations on Mosul victories
Maliki pointed out that "Iraq throughout history bears the responsibility of the Arab and Islamic nations in terms of the challenges associated with terrorism and the battles of separation, that is why all eyes were heading towards the battle of Mosul and our hearts and feelings with him because Iraq fought this battle with his army and his people on behalf of all."
The Palestinian foreign minister added that "the battle of Mosul has ended the threat of Takfiri terrorism and opened the way for a new stage to come, which is very different. When we talk about the battle of Mosul, we should not only speak in its military sense, but also talk about its political, moral and historical impact. Not only in Iraq, but in the Arab region. "Maliki, who pointed out that" it was important for us to come to Baghdad to bless these impressive victories and to say to Iraq and its people that Palestine feels victory victory and is very happy with what Iraqi forces achieved all the r "We respect and respect those who resisted and fought abhorrent terrorism," he said, pointing out that the Iraqi people took responsibility and fought and sacrificed their blood to eliminate this dangerous threat. Contribution to reconstruction
As for the possibility of Palestine suffering from the siege in the projects of the reconstruction of liberated cities, the Palestinian Foreign Minister believes that his country has the potential and capabilities with regard to the private sector, which developed its possibilities despite the difficult circumstances imposed by the occupation. "We have significant contributions in many countries, Doctors and teachers only, but also at the level of private sector companies involved in the construction and reconstruction also, and therefore we offer Iraq all the possibilities available and we have experiences talked about Prime Minister Haider Abadi and Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari very clearly ». Maliki also expressed his country's readiness to provide Iraq with all the expertise and companies to provide all possible reconstruction. He pointed out that he proposes to hold an exhibition for Palestinian companies in Baghdad to inform the Iraqi people and their activities or to hold a meeting on the sidelines of the joint ministerial committee to be attended by a number of Palestinian businessmen to meet with their Iraqi counterparts.
The referendum, an internal issue and
on the referendum in the Kurdistan region, Maliki explained that the policy of the State of Palestine is to distance foreign interference in the internal affairs of other countries because it believes that any interference in the affairs of others may make things more complicated, noting that «the referendum is still discussed at the Iraqi level and not It is proper for any foreign body to show its opinion on this issue. "
"We are watching the issue and to what extent or direction it goes even though we do not interfere in the internal affairs of the countries," he said, calling on foreign parties to "keep their views and leave the subject internally to be agreed upon between the Iraqi factions." Expected visits
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