Political Dialogue Meetings between Iraq and the European Union in Brussels

The Foreign Ministry Senior Undersecretary Mr. Abdul Karim Hashem Mustafa, headed the Iraqi delegation to the political dialogue meetings between Iraq and the European Union which were held at the headquarters of the European Union in Brussel. The European side was headed by the Secretary General of the Department of External Action Service of the European Union, Ms. Helga Schmid.

During the meeting, views were exchanged on many files of common interest and the latest developments on the Iraqi and regional arenas in addition to ways to activate the partnership and cooperation agreement between Iraq and the European Union and a road map for the resumption of the meetings of the sub-committees emanating from the above agreement that entered into force since August 2018, Mr. Hasim expressed Iraq’s position on the importance of reducing escalation and tension in the region, the importance of restraint, and resorting to dialogue between all parties.

On her part, Ms. Helga Schimd expressed the importance of continuing the dialogues between all the parties concerned to discuss the current events in Iraq and the regional scene, and stressed the importance of the role played by Iraq in order to reduce escalation in the region, and indicated that the European Union gives great attention to the stability of Iraq as an important partner of the European Union.