Al-Halboosi receives the Turkish Foreign Minister

‏The Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halboosi on Thursday, received the Turkish Foreign Minister, Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.

‏During the meeting, they discussed developments of the situation in Iraq and the region.

‏His Excellency said that Iraq always seeks to be a meeting point and not an arena for conflict, explaining Iraq’s keenness to cooperate with its neighborhood and its regional and international surroundings, and to establish balanced relations according to mutual interests, stressing rejecting the violation of national sovereignty.

‏”We appreciate Turkey’s efforts and its concern for the stability and unity of the Iraqi people, and we will work with a joint effort to reduce tension and escalation, and remove Iraq from the circle of conflicts in the region” he added in the meeting, which was attended by a number of MPs and the Iraqi Foreign Minister.

‏For his part, the Turkish Foreign Minister expressed his country’s position calling for respecting the sovereignty of Iraq by all, and its refusal to turn it into a battleground between opponents, pointing to Turkey’s efforts to reduce tension in the region and its willingness to work with all parties to achieve security and peace.

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‏Media Office
‏Of the Parl. Speaker
‏Jan 9, 2020