The Sudanese government.. Arab and regional acceptance and quiet diplomacy
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Baghdad: Hoda Al-Azzawi
The current government, headed by Muhammad Shia'a al-Sudani, established a number of rules in dealing with regional and international files, the most prominent of which was non-alignment with this or that country or engaging in conflicting axes. The current Iraqi diplomacy was not satisfied with that; Rather, it has thrown its weight and the papers of its foreign activity in mediating between conflicting parties in the region for decades, and has succeeded in several remarkable files, including contributing to restoring relations between the two great neighbors, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Saudi Arabia, in addition to other files that it is working on quietly and without fuss, and success. This - according to observers - against the backdrop of Arab, regional and international acceptance of the Iraqi role, which is regaining its influential position in the stability of the region.
Ali al-Baydar, a researcher in political affairs, stated in an interview with "Al-Sabah" that "the Sudanese government has sent assurances to the Arab and regional environment since the first day of its existence in power through clear and frank messages, that it will not be part of any crisis, conflict, or any convulsive role in the region."
Noting that "these messages were a turning point in the Iraqi government's policy, absolutely after 2003, as it made Iraq an oasis of international and regional stability and calm related to the Iraqi issue, after Iraq represented an arena for fighting and settling scores between the conflicting international parties."
Al-Baydar stressed that "everyone now views the Sudanese government as a government of national unity that includes everyone, and deals with them equally at the local or even regional level, on the basis of common interests and good neighborliness, away from the contract of previous governments, as well as the good intentions of the Arab countries." and regionalism towards this government.
And he indicated that "from here, Iraq can invest its geopolitical position in increasing its capabilities and playing a greater role, especially since Iraq today has moved from the state of action and reaction in which it was living, to the stage of initiative, sponsoring many programs and presenting many visions related to the regional situation and Arab affairs, so Iraq is on the verge of a new reality to restore its position thanks to the reflection of the state of internal stability on the government's plans and programs to cooperate on external files.
While the academic professor, Dr. Haitham Al-Hiti, indicated in an interview with "Al-Sabah" that "Arab acceptance of Iraq is a fundamental axis in this field, as it reflects the regional and international relations of Iraq. The international relationship of Iraq with neighboring countries - Arab ones in particular - is the basis for restoring Balance in the region and the Middle East, this matter is not only reflected in the Iraqi interior.
And he indicated that "after 2003, there was Arab apprehension about the new Iraqi reality, as a result of internal political behaviors, and as a result of different biases," stressing that "Iraq should be an element of balance in the region rather than being biased towards one party against another."
He believed that Iraq should follow the approach of the Sultanate of Oman, which is considered a deep strategic Arab party, "but at the same time, it has close relations with regional countries such as Iran, Turkey and others, but it did not take sides or push its policy to be partisan or affiliated, and the Sultanate of Oman does not have Any interference in regional countries, but it has - as we indicated - close relations with all parties." .
According to Al-Hiti, "the Omani lesson should be more for a regional Iraqi political project, and push Iraq to have close relations with all parties, provided that they are not at the expense of Iraq's economy and political desires or according to undisciplined ideologies," and stressed that "we need regional acceptance." complete, and global acceptance, so that Iraq will turn to become the center of economy and politics in the Middle East.
Edited by: Muhammad Al-Ansari
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