The Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Nayef Al-Hajraf from Baghdad, stressed the importance of consolidating relations between the GCC countries and Iraq.
He also stressed during a press conference today, Monday, from the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Iraqi capital, that The security, stability and prosperity of Iraq is important to the security of all Gulf states and the region as a whole.
Sovereignty of Iraq
He pointed to the importance of the strategic relations between the two sides, as stipulated in the Al-Ula statement During the 41st summit of the Council, which stressed the need to support the security and sovereignty of Iraq, as well as support the efforts of the Iraqi government in combating terrorism.
In addition, he praised the ability of the Iraqi authorities and their endeavor to extend the rule of law over all lands.
In turn, the Iraqi Foreign Minister, Fuad Hussein, stated that the Gulf states support the country’s stability. He touched upon the schedule of meetings of the Secretary-General of the Cooperation Council, stressing the importance of that visit.
He also pointed to the need for coordination with the Gulf states for the sake of regional stability.
To that, he indicated. However, during his meeting with Al-Hajraf, he discussed the issue of terrorism, the Iraqis ‘confrontation with ISIS remnants, and the terrorists’ attempt to destabilize the situation in the country.
It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stressed last year the priority of expanding relations between Baghdad and the Gulf countries.
Since Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi took office last year, his policy has been characterized by openness to the Gulf states and the United States alike.
Al-Kazemi emphasized that Iraqi-Saudi relations are the main key to problems and solutions. Crises in the Middle East.