Foreign Minister Affirms that Iraq Seeks to Establish Balanced Relations Based on Principle of Achieving Common Interests

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein received a phone call from his US counterpart Mr. Mike Pompeo on his assumption of office as Foreign Minister of the Republic of Iraq wishing him success.

The Minister affirmed that Iraq seeks to build balanced relations with all countries of the world, and to adopt the principle of non-interference in internal affairs, respect for the sovereignty of Iraq, achieving common interests, and independence of the Iraqi decision.

The Minister referred to the forthcoming visit of the Prime Minister to Washington in the event that the health conditions permit it, stressing the government’s insistence on taking future steps to work, and to continue the success of the government program.

On his part, Mr. Pompeo confirmed that the United States is pleased with the initial results of the strategic dialogue, expressing his hope to continue on completing these dialogues.

The US Secretary of State also affirmed the respect of the US government for the sovereignty of Iraq, its support for the government of Mr. Mustafa Al-Kadhimi and the providing economic support.

The two sides agreed on the need to encourage investment in all sectors, including, the oil sector, infrastructure, and encourage investors to work in Iraq.