Minister of Foreign Affairs and His Algerian Counterpart Discuss Important Bilateral Files and Issues of Common Interest

On Friday July 22, 2022, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Fuad Hussein, received the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Republic of Algeria, Mr Ramtane Lamamra, at the Ministry’s headquarters.

During the meeting, the bilateral files between Iraq and Algeria, and regional and international issues of common interest were discussed.

Minister Fuad Hussein expressed Iraq’s desire to enhance the bilateral relations between the two countries, pointing out that Iraq seeks to consolidate the relations with Algeria in a more effective political, cultural and economic manner,  adding that ” Iraq considers Algeria one of the pivotal countries, and coordination between the two countries must be continued in various fields to serve the common interests and issues.

The Minister affirmed that Iraq and Algeria are oil-exporting countries and the energy file is very important globally. The two sides touched upon the dimensions and impacts of the Russian-Ukrainian war on global food security, noting that the formation of the Arab Contact Group came to communicate with Russia and Ukraine as part of the endevours to stop the war. They also discussed the Arab summit to be held at the beginning of next November, adding that Iraq’s role will be important in the Arab summit. The Minister also touched on the Turkish aggression in Duhok and Iraq’s diplomatic steps to respond to it. The two sides discussed the Algerian president’s initiative to activate the Non-Aligned Movement, as Iraq supports this proposal as a member of it.

On his part, the Algerian Foreign Minister, Mr Ramtane Lamamra, confirmed the importance of communicating with Iraq, and that Algeria supports strengthening the Arab position in interacting with international events and challenges and imposing this influence effectively, adding that the world is heading towards a period of structural changes following the Corona crisis and the war in Ukraine, emphasizing the deep Iraqi-Algerian relations in various fields, adding that he carries a message of strength and solidarity from the Algerian President Abdelmajid Tebboune to Iraq.