Foreign Minister Praises the Position of Netherlands in Support of Iraq

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein confirmed Baghdad’s keenness to strengthen ways of bilateral cooperation on various levels to achieve the common interests of the two peoples, noting that the support provided by the Dutch side to Iraq expresses the distinguished level of relations between the two countries in all fields.

Minister Fuad Hussein praised the support provided by the Netherlands to Iraq through the United Nations and other organizations in fighting the Coronavirus.

This came in a telephone call received by Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein from his Dutch counterpart Mr. Stef Blok who congratulated him on the occasion of assuming the position of responsibility for Iraqi diplomacy.

During the call the two Ministers discussed ways of continuing bilateral cooperation between the two countries in confronting the novel Coronavirus, and its health and economic implications, as well as prevention measures, and exchange of experiences in this field.

The two sides touched on the strategic dialogue round between Iraq and the United States of America, and its importance in reformulating the structure of bilateral relations between the two countries, and the impact of this on relations with countries allied against terrorism.

The Dutch Minister indicated the importance of documenting crimes committed by Da’esh terrorist organizations, and presenting them to international courts.

On his part, Mr. Fuad Hussein confirmed that the Iraqi government is in continuous cooperation with the special investigator in these cases to document genocide against Yazidis and other crimes against Iraqis, and thanked the Dutch government for military support to confront Da’esh terrorists, as well as providing training support for the Iraqi military and security forces.

The two Ministers also discussed a number of regional and international issues of common concern, and the Minister affirmed that regional and international tensions are reflected in the Iraqi arena, calling for the adoption of the principle of dialogue in resolving the crises that afflict the region, and the need for intensive and joint work to stop the interfering in the Iraqi internal affairs.