12:07 - 2023-06-30
The President of the Republic, Abd al-Latif Jamal Rashid, indicated that Iraq is keen to establish balanced and good relations with everyone.
And the President of the Republic said in an interview with (BBC) channel, "We have good and strong relations with the United States of America, and at the same time we have good relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran, as well as we have good relations with regional and European countries."
He added, “I recently conducted an official visit to Iran, and in our meetings we made it clear that our relations with all countries are based on the principle of respect for independence, sovereignty, and common interests,” noting that “we believe that strengthening and developing relations between countries at the regional and international levels benefits all countries, We also believe that tensions and challenges do not lead to a good relationship between the countries of the world, where all our problems can be solved through dialogue, consultations and common understandings.
The President of the Republic pointed to the role of Iraq in converging views and improving relations with all countries, referring in this context to the resumption of relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the efforts made by Iraq to improve understanding between some other countries.
And the President of the Republic added, “Iraq enjoys security, peace and stability, and this in turn provides opportunities for investors to invest in the country, and that the government is serious about taking concrete measures that will encourage foreign and domestic investment, as there are promising opportunities for investors in Iraq, especially with the security, safety and stability that it is witnessing.” Iraqi cities, noting the need to amend the laws and regulations of money transfer, financial policy, and improve some rules and regulations related to investors and the banking sector.
Regarding drought and climate change, the President of the Republic made it clear that the Iraqi government takes this issue seriously. Serious measures have been taken to improve the water situation, including engaging in dialogue with the riparian countries with Iraq to reduce the damage caused by water scarcity, taking decisions and actions to improve water management systems in Iraq and combating drought problems and other factors related to drought.
With regard to cases of corruption, the President of the Republic affirmed that important and strict government steps have been taken to curb corruption, and firm measures have been applied against corrupt people in all state institutions, including ministries, government departments and activities, indicating that corruption cases have decreased in Iraq during the past year or two.
In response to a question about the Russian-Ukrainian war, the President renewed Iraq's position calling for stopping the war between the two countries and starting a dialogue to resolve the differences, stressing His Excellency that our message, our advice, and what we recommend is that the war must stop, and the dialogue must take its course to solve the problem between these two countries, because One of the repercussions of wars is that it affects everyone, European countries and our countries and may affect most of the global economy, and the international community has to help these two countries to stop war and fighting and start negotiations.
Regarding the war waged against the former regime, he stressed that the defunct regime was a danger to the international community and threatened regional security, as it was suppressing the Iraqi people with all its groups and components, and the opposition at that time and the entire Iraqi people were seeking to get rid of the dictatorial regime.
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