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Today, Thursday, March 30, 2023, the President of the Republic, Dr. Abdul Latif Jamal Rashid, received at the Baghdad Palace, Patriarch Mar Awa III Rauel, Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East in Iraq and the world, and his accompanying delegation.
The President indicated that Iraq enjoys a safe and stable situation, and these are important developments that reflect positively on the reality of citizens' lives, explaining that the government has an ambitious program that includes enhancing security and stability, developing services, rehabilitating infrastructure, and encouraging the private sector, development and investment.
The President stressed the importance of consolidating cooperation and societal coexistence among the people, which is one of the pillars of civil peace in the country. His Excellency referred to the important role of Christians in building the civilization of Iraq and their serious contribution, along with the rest of the spectrum, in enriching the national heritage with creative and intellectual products.
For his part, Patriarch Mar Awa III Rauel expressed his appreciation and gratitude to His Excellency the President of the Republic for his efforts in preserving the rights of people of religions in Iraq, especially Christians, referring to some laws and legislations related to their lives and work.