Al-Kazemi: We opened up to all regional and international powers, which created a positive impression about Iraq, its political stability, and the major historical opportunities for it / expanded.
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Al-Kazemi added during his visit today, Monday, to the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: "I thank the brothers in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs who were unidentified soldiers who played an important role in the success of the visit of His Holiness to Iraq."
He added, "It was agreed that soft power should run its course. The weapons that Iraq possessed did not lead it to anything but destruction, futile wars and hostilities." He stressed that effective diplomacy requires a great effort on various parties, and this is the role of our embassies, diplomats and international organizations, and the activation of various tools and means of dialogue that guarantee the country's interests and direct it towards permanent solutions.
He continued: "Diplomacy and dialogue are the real strength to protect people and keep away from wars, and it is our only opportunity to get out of the cycle of conflicts, and the alternative to it is nothing but the madness of wars and the devastation that this country has suffered from for decades."
He pointed out that today in our society, unfortunately, we see continuous phenomena from the buried Baath era until after 2003, the phenomenon of the militarization of society and the armed phenomena. We leave this stage and diplomacy is the solution to dealing with problems.
And he stated: "We are in the Iraqi situation facing complex and complex crises of political, economic, social and cultural dimensions, and we must make the most of our international relations and international support to help overcome them and mitigate many of the effects of the circumstances that Iraq has gone through."
He continued: "We must all create a unified national discourse, from which we proceed to a wider dialogue at the regional level to secure the interests of our people and regional peace and stability, indicating that we have succeeded in developing active diplomacy during the period of this government, as we activated the strategic dialogue with the United States, and we moved towards focusing on Economic, diplomatic and cultural cooperation, and we succeeded in reducing the number of foreign forces by sixty percent. "
He pointed out that Iraqi diplomacy also helped Iraq out of the economic crisis, as the Economic Communication Group was formed at our invitation, which stood by Iraq in its economic crisis and is still providing support for us in the path of economic reform and the implementation of the White Paper.
He said we were open to all regional and international powers, which created a positive impression about Iraq, its political stability, and great historical opportunities for it, and the visit of His Holiness, the Pope, came within these efforts, to provide great moral support to Iraq, and a message to everyone that Iraq is an environment for the convergence of religions and civilizations, and that it transcends the ordeal of war and destruction. Caused by ISIS, and that the Iraqi people are a peace-loving people who are proud of their religious, social and political diversity.
He noted: "We have several memoranda of understanding and agreements that we have worked on during this period with all our Arab, Iranian and Turkish neighbors, despite all the differences between these forces, and we have put forward the idea of the new East and are working to implement them through the creation of broad common interests between Iraq, Jordan and Egypt, of which it will To create a prosperous economic zone from which all powers in the region benefit and in which Iraq plays a major role.
He said, "We have various relations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and all other Gulf countries, and are proceeding with several investments in various agricultural, industrial and energy sectors, indicating that we have completed the railway linkage agreement between Iraq and Iran, which will link Iraq with northern China and create wide economic opportunities for it."
He called on political and societal forces to read models of success among other peoples, to see how Rwanda transformed from one of the worst experiences of ethnic cleansing to a prosperous country in the continent of Africa, and how South Africa succeeded in crossing from one of the worst experiences of racism to a successful country by applying a correct approach to transitional justice, as well as Singapore, the Balkan Peninsula, and other major conflict areas in the world.
He explained: "There are great potentials for building peace and creating new opportunities for all the peoples of the region, and Iraq must take an active role in this path, and you in the Iraqi diplomatic apparatus are the soldiers of this comprehensive and lasting peace for us and for all the peoples of the region."
He concluded his visit by saying: “You are at the various levels of your work, whether at the Ministry’s headquarters in Baghdad or in our embassies abroad. You are all ambassadors and ambassadors, each one and one of you is a mobile Iraq, and this is a major responsibility, and I see that you are up to the responsibility.”[/rtl]