, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fouad Hussein, affirmed today, Wednesday, that Iraq has begun to affirm the value of diplomacy and spread peace at the regional and international levels, while noting that Baghdad has returned to a meeting point.
Hussein said, in his speech during the celebration of "Iraqi Diplomatic Day", attended by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "this celebration is the first of its kind in 97 years," noting that "Iraq has embarked on emphasizing the value of diplomacy and spreading peace at the regional and international levels." .
He pointed out, "The importance of diplomacy in a world governed by limited resources and unequal forces and in which interests prevail, and the world needs the language of dialogue more than any other time," noting that "diplomacy extinguishes what ignites wars, reduces conflicts and divisions, and contributes to the language of peace between peoples".
He stressed, "The path of the ministry, despite the challenges that Iraq has gone through represented by terrorism and other matters, as well as the misery, calamities and miserable terrorist attempts that the ministry has gone through to impede its path, it is continuing on its path to defend Iraq's interests," noting, "In At a time when one hand with berms was used to defend the country, the other hand in the ministry was explaining to the world the danger of extremism and the need for international solidarity to defeat terrorism."
He continued, "This prestigious institution since 2003 has had a role in getting out of the isolation and boycott phase into a new phase of openness and drawing diplomacy based on the principle of good neighborliness and respect for the sovereignty of states and non-interference in their internal affairs, based on the principles stipulated in the Iraqi constitution in 2005." .
He added, "Baghdad has returned as a beacon that seeks to unite the parties and to be a meeting point and not a point of separation, and this was embodied by a number of meetings and conferences that Baghdad hosted, bringing views closer and moving forward on the right path, the last of which was the Baghdad Conference for Partnership Cooperation, which established a scientific framework to ease tensions in the region. and create a positive dialogue.
He pointed to "the distinguished and active role of women in Iraqi diplomacy through working in the ministry and in several sovereign positions, and their participation in achieving important achievements for the country," noting that "women's empowerment is an integral part of the Iraqi government's national agenda."
He noted that "based on the importance of youth for their energies and their real wealth, the ministry has contributed to attracting youth energies and working to qualify them for the promising future of Iraqi diplomacy."
Hussein concluded his speech by saying: "Today is a special day, in which we will extinguish a candle from the life of the ministry and light another candle that will go away in the darkness of wars and extinguish the fire of terrorism, despite the terrorist attacks that the ministry has been subjected to, and many of its constellation have been killed," noting that "the ministry is adhering to the covenant." Preserving Iraq's supreme interests and advancing what represents the image and heritage of this country."