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The President of the Republic, Abd al-Latif Jamal Rashid, said, during his meeting with a number of ambassadors from Asian countries and the Russian Federation, on Tuesday, that the government has a comprehensive program to raise the standard of living and services, and the budget will be approved soon.
And the media office of the Presidency of the Republic stated in its statement (January 24, 2023), that “President Abdul Latif Jamal Rashid received, at the Baghdad Palace, a number of ambassadors from Asian countries and the Russian Federation accredited to Iraq. At the beginning of the meeting, the President welcomed the ambassadors, pointing to the importance of expanding ways of cooperation between Iraq and their countries in a way that achieves the aspirations of the peoples for progress and prosperity.
The statement added, “Rashid shed light, in an extensive interview, on what Iraq is going through today from a new era, an Iraq without terrorism, violence and wars, indicating that this is a message that I hope you will carry to your countries.” , noting that Nineveh governorate and all governorates live in security stability after some of them suffered from terror prevail, and service and health institutions are currently in a good position, as they provide services to citizens. Likewise, the capital, Baghdad, is stable and safe.”
The President of the Republic also affirmed, according to the statement, that “our relationship with our neighbors is good, and we have good relations with Turkey, and at the same time we have outstanding issues related to borders and our water share, and we hope that these matters will be addressed in a way that strengthens relations between the two countries.” The President touched on his participation in the Davos Economic Conference, pointing out that presidents, leaders and politicians expressed during their meetings their desire to establish strong relations with Iraq, as was the case when attending the climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh and the Arab summit in Algeria, where the presidents expressed their support for Iraq in its efforts to consolidate security and stability.
Rashid continued, “The current Iraqi government has a comprehensive program to raise the standard of living and services, pointing out that the budget will be approved soon, and we have programs to solve the housing problem, and strategic plans to build the industrial city and complete the large port of Faw project and others for oil and gas production.” He also talked about the relationship between the federal government and the Kurdistan region, stressing that the relations between the two sides are good, and there is a common desire to develop radical solutions to outstanding issues in accordance with the constitution and the law.
The statement concluded by saying, "In turn, the ambassadors of the countries expressed their thanks and appreciation to His Excellency the President for the warm welcome, stressing the keenness of their countries and their desire to consolidate the bonds of relations to include all levels and In a way that fulfills the hopes and aspirations of the peoples for development and prosperity.
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