Foreign Minister Meets Swedish Foreign Minister. H.E. Mrs. Ann Linde in Luxembourg

On 21 June 2021, Foreign Minister. H.E. Mr. Fuad Hussein met with the Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Ann Linde, on the sidelines of his participation in the Foreign Affairs Council meeting of the foreign ministers of the European Union.
During the meeting, both sides discussed bilateral relations and exchanged views on international and regional issues of common interest.
The Minister stressed the importance of Sweden as a host of a large number of Iraqi community, that plays an important role in Sweden’s social and political life.
H.E. expressed his appreciation to the Kingdom of Sweden for the security and military support it provided to Iraq during its war on terrorism within the framework of the International coalition to combat ISIS terrorist groups.
The two ministers also discussed the latest developments at the political level in Iraq, preparations for the upcoming elections, and the Iraqi government’s achievements, especially in the areas of democracy, human rights and economic reform.
The two sides stressed the importance of strengthening political and security cooperation between Iraq and Sweden, especially since the latter is currently chairing the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
In the issue of immigration and immigrants, the two sides agreed to increase joint coordination and facilitate the return of Iraqis wishing to return voluntarily to Iraq.
At the end of the meeting, the Minister renewed the invitation to Mrs. Linde to visit Iraq to follow up on bilateral issues and joint cooperation.