Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Fuad Hussein: Sending International Observers to Iraq Came in order to Build Confidence Between Citizens and Political Parties
On 8 June 2021, Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Fuad Hussein received British Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Dominic Raab in Baghdad.
The two ministers discussed ways to advance cooperation relations in various fields, especially security and intelligence coordination, in addition to efforts to combat terrorism, in a manner that serves the common interests of the two friendly countries.
The Minister reviewed Iraq’s priorities, which include achieving economic and social development, and building bridges of cultural scientific communication between the two peoples, explaining that Iraqi-British relations are based on mutual respect, especially since the United Kingdom plays an important role in the reconstruction of liberated cities.
They also discussed a number of important issues including the International support for the electoral process in Iraq, noting that sending international observers to Iraq came in order to build confidence between citizens and political parties.
The two sides exchanged views on the latest developments in the region, and the importance of pushing forward towards peaceful solutions to meet the aspirations of people for stability and security.
For his part, Mr. Raab expressed his happiness to visit Iraq, noting that his meeting with Mr. Hussein had a constructive dialogue and they are working to develop bilateral relations. He pointed out that the upcoming elections are a milestone in the history of Iraq.
He also affirmed his country’s full support to the Iraqi government in fighting the remnants of ISIS and eliminating its extremist ideology.