Consul General of the Republic of Iraq in Jeddah Presents His Credentials as a Permanent Representative to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

On 2 May 2021, the Consul General of the Republic of Iraq in Jeddah, Kanan Adnan Abdul Rahim, presented his credentials as a permanent representative to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to the Secretary-General of the Organization, Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen.

During the ceremony, that took place in the Organization’s General Secretariat, the Consul General discussed the efforts and role of the organization in supporting Iraq in its war against ISIS terrorist groups and reviewed the efforts exerted to support the security and stability of Iraq.
The Consul General affirmed Iraq’s keenness to develop and strengthen its relationship with the organization in addition to Iraq support for it.
For his part, Dr. Al-Othaimeen welcomed Mr. Abdul Rahim and indicated his pride and appreciation for Iraq, which enriched the world with many bright role models in art, literature and science, which embodies the depth of its civilizational legacy, wishing Iraq continued progress and prosperity.
He pointed out that the appointment of a permanent representative of Iraq to the organization indicates Iraq’s interest in the organization and its support, emphasizing the organization’s support for the good efforts exerted by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi in order to achieve security and stability for Iraq, preserve its territorial integrity, protect its borders, confine weapons in the hands of the state, and work to develop its relations with neighboring countries.
He added that the victory achieved by Iraq over ISIS is a great victory for the entire nation, because it is a victory over brutality, darkness, human trafficking and killing.
In conclusion, Dr. Al-Othaimeen expressed his happiness for the establishment of the Joint Coordinating Council between Iraq and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, stressing that the nature of the geography that connects the two brotherly countries, the common history of the two peoples and the great relations between the governments of the two countries necessitate integration in their political, economic and cultural relations.