Foreign Minister Meets US Assistant Secretary of State Mr. David Schenker  

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim met with US Assistant of State Mr. David Schenker during which they discussed bilateral relations between Baghdad and Washington and the importance of continuing to work for the common interests of both countries.

Minister Alhakim reviewed the government’s efforts in combating terrorism, and the threat it poses which requires concerted efforts by the international community to eradicate it, in addition to the efforts to rebuild Iraq’s infrastructure.

In this context, Minister Alhakim thanked the United States and the international coalition countries for helping the Iraqis to defeat Da’esh and for continuing to train our armed forces to chase the remnants of Da’esh .

Minister Alhakim stressed the importance of the media to respect the values ​​of the Iraqi society and religious beliefs, in reference to the report published by Al Hurra TV, which offended the religious establishment and caused great resentment among a wide segment of the community because the religious authority enjoys the highest spiritual status among all Iraqis.

They also exchanged views on a number of regional issues, particularly within the framework of the movement to promote stability and peace in the Middle East.

The Foreign Minister was keen to clarify the Iraqi position towards events in the region, which is based on the importance of supporting peaceful solutions, respecting the aspirations of the people, protecting their unity, and not interfering in their affairs in the processes of transition to a political solution, in order to obtain stability.