Baghdad - INA
Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein affirmed today, Friday, that Iraq's current policy is based on the principle of dialogue.
A statement by the ministry, received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), stated that "the Minister of Foreign Affairs met with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, at the United Nations headquarters in New York, to discuss the latest developments in the situation in Iraq and the region."
Hussein expressed Iraq’s thanks to the United Nations for its support in various fields, the efforts of the United Nations mission in Baghdad, and the assistance it provides to displaced families in cooperation with international organizations to provide the necessary necessities to enhance security and stability in Iraq, adding: We look forward to a greater role for the United Nations in efforts to rebuild Iraq. to Iraqi cities, and the return of the displaced to their areas of residence.
Hussein praised the role of the United Nations and the Security Council in supporting the electoral process in Iraq, noting that “political forces are intensifying their dialogues to form the new government and provide the necessary atmosphere to maintain constitutional timings, pointing to the approval of the Federal Supreme Court on the final results of the 2021 Iraqi parliament elections. And it issued its decision on the constitutionality of the first session of the Iraqi parliament, which was held on December 9, 2022, which led to the election of the Speaker and his two deputies.
The minister touched on Iraq's relations with neighboring countries as well as the Arab Gulf states, and stressed that "Iraq's current policy is based on the principle of dialogue, communication, building good and balanced relations to solve outstanding problems, and avoiding the use of force, because it complicates solutions and threatens regional security."
For his part, the Secretary-General of the United Nations congratulated Iraq for adopting Security Council Resolution No. (2621) on February 22, 2022 and voting on the resolution unanimously.”
António Guterres affirmed: “We are committed to fully supporting Iraq, and we highly value its role in building bridges between the surrounding regional states. And gathering opposites at one table, as he did in the Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership, and we hope that the Iraqi government will continue this fruitful foreign policy and create an atmosphere of dialogue between countries, and that Iraq will play this pivotal role in the region.” The
Secretary-General of the United Nations expressed his strong desire to visit Iraq. .
For his part, Hussein expressed his happiness to receive the Secretary-General in Baghdad, and to inform himself of the situation in Iraq and the changes that have taken place, and he is fully welcomed by the Iraqi people.
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