President Salih Meets Iran’s Foreign Minister: Our Region Faces Serious Challenges Being Shared by All States, and Can’t Be Addressed without Having Cooperation through Inter-Agency Task

On Saturday, August 28, 2021, the President of the Republic of Iraq, Barham Salih met with Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mr. Amir Abdollahian. The Meeting took place at Baghdad Palace.

Iraqi-Iranian ties were discussed during the meeting, and how to strengthen these relations at every level, and President Salih and the Iranian FM agreed how important it was to achieve the implementation of understandings and agreements signed between the two countries in the field of economy as well as enhancing commercial exchange.

Iraq adopts a policy of balanced relations in its foreign relations that aims to produce more security and stability in the region and calm tensions there, President Salih said, and seeks to be a point of cooperation and inclusion for the interest of the peoples of the region.

Additionally, the Iraqi President emphasized that Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and partnership is an important step towards achieving the prospects for common approaches.
To do so, we have to establish useful understandings and policy frameworks that will pave the way for a better future for the peoples of the region, he said.

Numerous challenges being shared by all the States of the region require us to hold a positive dialogue and rely on our common ground, President Salih underlined.

In which first and foremost among these challenges are the fight against terror, addressing the health crisis, and how to deal with the climate change and protection of the environment, he added.
Moreover, a secure, stable and sovereign Iraq is an essential factor for regional security and stability, he emphasized.

The Iranian Foreign Minister, in turn, conveyed an official invitation from the Iranian President to President Salih to visit Iran.

Mr. Abdollahian reaffirmed his country’s support for a secure and stable Iraq, and he said that Iran has an earnest desire to further develop its relations with Iraq across all the fields.

However, he hailed diplomatic efforts that were led by Iraq to de-escalate tensions in the region and host the Baghdad Conference for cooperation and partnership.

Media Office of the Presidency

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