Iraqi Ambassador in Tunisia Meets the Speaker of the Tunisian Parliament
On 16 June 2021, the Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq in Tunisia, Majid Al-Lajmawi, met the Speaker of the Tunisian Parliament, H.E. Mr. Rached Ghannouchi.
The ambassador affirmed the depth of ties between the two brotherly countries, and Iraq’s keenness to advance them to serve the interest of both countries. He also stressed Iraq’s support for the Tunisian democratic experience based on dialogue and consultation and not excluding others, as well as paying attention to Tunisia as an emerging democracy. He renewed the invitation by Speaker of Parliament, H.E. Mr. Mohamed Al-Halbousi to him to visit Iraq,
The ambassador touched upon the Iraqi democratic process that works smoothly based on the principle of separation of powers that characterizes all democratic systems in the world, and there is complementarity and harmony between all presidencies to serve Iraq, and added that Iraq is heading to parliamentary elections next October.
In conclusion, the ambassador expressed his wishes of success, progress and prosperity for Tunisia and have a way out of the economic crisis it is going through in light of the regional conditions, especially the crisis in Libya, which prevents the achievement of bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
For his part, Mr. Ghannouchi, highlighted the depth of the ancient Iraqi civilization, especially that Iraq is characterized by religious pluralism, the depth of historical ties that unite the two brotherly countries and peoples, and the common interest in pushing forward bilateral cooperation, especially in the economic field, and noted that trade exchange with Iraq was about 3 billion dollars before 2003. He also renewed his keenness to visit Iraq, however, the health conditions that the world is going through with Corona pandemic, will determine the date of the visit, and he stressed the need to work to give a new momentum to bilateral cooperation between the two countries, especially in the fields of higher education and tourism.