12:46 - 2022-05-24
Today, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, the President of the Republic, Dr. Barham Salih, received a delegation of the European Parliament headed by the Chair of the Security and Defense Committee, Natalie Loiseau, and her accompanying delegation.
The President of the Republic stressed the importance of the joint bilateral relations that bring together Iraq and the European Union as a key partner in various fields, especially in the field of combating terrorism and extremism and confronting ISIS cells, in addition to developing the capabilities of the Iraqi security forces by benefiting from European experiences in this regard.
The President of the Republic added that there is a need to form an international coalition to fight corruption similar to the International Anti-Terrorism Alliance, because corruption is the political economy of violence and terrorism, and terrorism and extremism will not be eradicated except by drying up its sources of funding based on corruption funds, noting that terrorism and corruption are interlinked, interdependent, interdependent and perpetuate one the other.
He pointed out that the Iraqi security forces in all their formations are firmly continuing their operations to eliminate the remaining terrorist cells that threaten the security of Iraq and the region, pointing out that we cannot underestimate the danger of terrorism, and we stress the need to end conflicts and crises in the region and the world and establish peace, because the continuation of conflicts represents an outlet to terrorist groups.
For her part, Anathalie Loiseau affirmed the European Union's commitment to supporting the security and stability of Iraq and empowering its security forces in the fight against terrorism, praising the important role that Iraq played in combating ISIS, in addition to its efforts in establishing security and stability in the region.
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