Iraqi President receives credentials of a number of newly appointed ambassadors: Joint international action is needed to address challenges and alleviate regional tensions


On Monday, March 1, 2021, the President of the Republic of Iraq, Barham Salih received a copy of the credentials of the newly appointed ambassador to Iraq, and those are Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Mr. Walid Muhammad Ismail, Australian Ambassador, Ms. Paula Ganly, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Elmar Iwan Lubis and Brazilian Ambassador, Mr. Luis Evaldo. The meeting was held at al-Salam Palace in Baghdad.
During the meeting held separately with the Ambassadors, President Salih emphasized Iraq's eagerness to further develop political, trade and economic ties. International and regional efforts are needed to address the various global challenges, he said, while security and stability in the region should be maintained. Regional States have to work towards calming tensions there, with focus on continuing the ongoing war on terror, he added.
President Salih spoke about how important it was to develop trade and economic relations for Iraq, while he noted that Iraq looks forward to rebuilding and reconstructing the country. This can be done through promoting investment opportunities across all the fields and sharing scientific and cultural experiences, he said.
The President wished the newly appointed ambassadors every success in discharging their new functions, thereby contributing to further build friendly relations and cooperation between Iraq and their countries.
The Ambassadors expressed their gratitude and appreciation to the President for his kind reception, and showed their countries' desire further develop their relationship with Iraq across all levels, so as to enhance their common bonds.