His Excellency the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs receives the US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and labor
His Excellency the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Fuad Hussein, received today 15/2/2023, the acting assistance of the US Secretary of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, and the Coordinator of Global Democratic Renewal, Erin Barclay, and her accompanying delegation.
During this meeting, the two sides discussed several vital issues, the ongoing preparations for holding the second democracy summit scheduled for the end of next March, and the importance of Iraq’s participation in this summit.
During the meeting, Ms. Barclay expressed the support of the US administration for Iraq in all fields in order to complete Building democracy in the country and confronting the challenges it faces, and the two sides agreed to diagnose corruption as a scourge that contributes to the erosion of democracy, which requires joint efforts to combat it at all levels, in a way that enhances the economic situation of Iraq. The two sides also exchanged views on human rights issues and the Iraqi government’s measures to protect and guarantee them at all levels.