Minister of Foreign Affairs meets his Venezuelan counterpart and affirms: Iraq seeks to be a source of stability

Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein met the Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Mr. Felix Plasencia Gonzalez, on the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

During the meeting, they discussed the most important issues of concern to the two countries, and ways to enhance cooperation in all fields.

Mr. Hussein stressed that Iraq seeks, through the initiatives it takes and its participation in international forums, to be a source of stability, and to find peaceful and sustainable solutions between countries in order to put an end to differences and conflicts and to promote international peace and security. Referring to Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership and to the goals and outputs that the participants sought to find appropriate ways to achieve, which are conducive to maintaining regional and international peace and security.

He referred to Iraq’s role in the establishment of the oil-exporting countries OPEC in 1961, through which it sought to find a mechanism for coordination between the member states for oil, in a manner that serves the interests of the group’s countries and the stability of global oil market prices.

For his part, Mr. Gonzalez affirmed his country’s desire to strengthen bilateral relations with Iraq, pointing to the need to work on investing in economic relations between the two countries through OPEC, the Non-Aligned Movement and other international organizations.