Foreign Minister Meets his Armenian Counterpart and Confirms Iraq’s Readiness to Host Meetings of Third Session of Iraqi-Armenian Joint Committee

Foreign Minister Mr. Mohamad A. Alhakim met with Mr. Zohrab Mnatsakanyan Foreign Minister of Armenia on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.

The meeting discussed ways to strengthen relations and activate bilateral cooperation to serve the interests of the two friendly peoples.

Minister Alhakim expressed Iraq’s readiness to host the meetings of the third session of the joint Iraqi-Armenian committee and urged the Armenian side to grant entry visa to Iraqi citizens wishing to visit the Republic of Armenia for the purpose of treatment and tourism from the border crossing points, similar to some Arab countries, to encourage trade and tourism between the two countries, calling for Armenian companies to contribute to the reconstruction of the liberated areas.

The two Ministers also discussed the importance of expediting the signing of an agreement to exempt holders of diplomatic and service passports from entry visa between the two countries, and a memorandum of understanding for political consultations between the foreign ministries of the two countries.