Iraq calls for joint international coordination to confront terrorism and corruption
Shafaq News/ The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, called on Monday to strengthen Iraqi-Swedish relations by concluding agreements and memoranda of understanding, while affirming Iraq's support for joint international coordination to confront terrorism, extremism and corruption.
And the media of the Presidency of the Republic stated, in a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, that Saleh received at Baghdad Palace the Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ann Linde, and they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and the need to strengthen them in various fields in a manner that meets the interests of the two peoples.
He referred to the support provided by the Swedish government and organizations to the Iraqi people in the humanitarian fields, support for Iraq's efforts in combating terrorism, and touched upon Sweden's embrace of a large Iraqi community.
Saleh pointed out that the Iraqi-Swedish relations are close and must be strengthened through bilateral agreements and memoranda of understanding, noting that Iraq is looking forward to strengthening its relations with its friends in the international community and supports joint coordination in facing the challenges of terrorism, combating extremist ideology, corruption and collective action in the face of the dangerous repercussions of climate change and environmental protection.
He reiterated that Iraq adopts a balanced foreign policy based on the necessity of easing tensions in the region, establishing security and stability, and strengthening economic and commercial interdependence, stressing that Iraq's stability is a pivotal element in the stability and peace of the region.
For her part, the Swedish Minister affirmed her country's commitment to supporting the security and stability of Iraq, and strengthening its economy through national reform plans, praising the progress made by Iraq at the national level and its efforts to ease regional tensions.
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