From Jordan, the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs announces the date of the Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership in its second edition

Today, Wednesday, corresponding to 7/12/2022, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Fouad Hussein announced the date for the Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership in its second edition, which will be held in Jordan on December 20, expecting the participation of Iran and Turkey.

This came during a joint press conference with the Foreign Ministers of Jordan, Ayman Safadi, and Egypt, Sameh Shoukry, in Jordan, following the tripartite meeting held within the framework of the tripartite coordination mechanism between the three countries.

The Minister added, “Turkey and Iran participated in the first conference in Baghdad, and we expect them to participate in the next conference as well.”

Stressing that the conference was held mainly to support Iraq and its continuity of support, and when we talk about support for Iraq and the continuity of support for Iraq by the countries that participate in this conference, this also means support for Iraq’s sovereignty.

Referring to the great challenges facing us, challenges related to food security, drug security, and energy security, and because they are challenges that transcend national borders, we need regional and international relations to face these challenges.

He added that there are “many interventions” in Iraq, and he said, “In this regard, we are in continuous dialogue with these countries to solve these problems, including problems dating back to the past and problems due to the presence of some political organizations from these countries on Iraqi Lands.”

Noting We have obligations related to the Iraqi constitution not to allow any organization to use Iraqi territory to attack neighboring countries, but at the same time, no attack on Iraqi territory by neighboring countries can be accepted.

He pointed out that there is continuous communication with the two capitals (Tehran and Ankara) in order to reach solutions to protect the sovereignty of Iraq, and to prevent these organizations from carrying out operations against neighboring countries.