Foreign Minister receives His Polish Counterpart and Calls on European Countries in Which There Are Iraqi Citizens Stranded at Their Borders to the need to Deal with Them in a Decent and Humane Manner, and Not to Use Any Arbitrary or Coercive Measure Against Them

On Thursday, September 23, 2021, the Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein received Poland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Zbigniew Rau, on the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

During the meeting, they discussed the progress of bilateral relations between Baghdad and Warsaw, and ways to enhance cooperation between the two countries in all fields. The Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein expressed his happiness with this meeting, referring to the efforts made by Iraq, contributing to strengthening regional and international peace and security, because the stability and security of the region will reflect positively on peace and security in Iraq.

They also discussed coordinating efforts and enhancing cooperation between the two countries in order to reduce illegal immigration, as the Minister stressed that Iraq has assumed its full responsibilities in curbing this phenomenon, adding that there are criminal groups that exploit some citizens in order to smuggle them in exchange for large sums, noting that Iraq has taken many steps to stop immigration, calling on the countries concerned to the importance of discharging their responsibilities, and the need to deal with Iraqi citizens stranded at the borders in a humane and appropriate manner, and not to use any arbitrary or coercive measure against them.

For his part, Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau praised the pivotal and vital role that Iraq began to play in the Middle East through initiatives aimed at resolving disputes and differences between regional countries in the region, stressing his country’s support for the sovereignty and unity of Iraq, expressing his aspiration to strengthen economic relations between the two countries.