During his Meeting with the Emir of the State of Qatar, President Barham Salih: Iraq is Keen to Continue its Pivotal Role as an Arena for the Peoples of the Region to Meet


H.E. President Barham Salih, on Thursday, January 10, 2019, discussed with H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani the Emir of Qatar means of developing bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries and expanding the horizons of cooperation to serve the common interests.
In the extensive discussions session between the two sides, His Excellency said that Iraq seeks to establish the best relations with its Arab brothers without exception, and that Iraq is keen to continue to play its pivotal role as an arena for the peoples of the region to meet rather than an arena of conflict.
President Salih called on building a system of joint relations that contribute to consolidating Arab-Arab and Arab-regional relations for the need for further understanding and constructive dialogue in a manner that helps in the development, advancement and progress of countries.
The President and the Emir exchanged views on the developments in the political and security situation on the Arab and international arenas and the need to coordinate common stances on them, and to emphasize the policy of refraining interference in the internal affairs of the countries.
For his part, the Emir of Qatar reiterated his country's supportive stance to Iraq politically and in security, underscoring the serious desire to develop relations between the two countries in all fields.
 The Emir indicated that Qatar stands by Iraq and supports it in promoting stability and peace and in achieving progress in the economic fields.
The meeting was attended on the Iraqi side by Mr. Mohammed al-Hakim Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Nouri al-Dulaimi Minister of Planning, Dr. Mohammad Hisham al-Ani Minister of Commerce and Dr. Abdul Amir Al-Hamdani Minister of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities, as well as a number of officials and advisors  while on the Qatari side, the meeting was attended by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Khalid Bin Khalifa Al Thani Chairman of Amiri Diwan, Mr. Salah Bin Ghanim Al Ali Minister of Culture and Sports, Ali Bin Ahmed Al Kuwari Minister of Commerce and Industry and Mr. Saleh Bin Mohammad Al Nabet Head of Planning and Statistics Service.


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