President Rashid Meets Accredited Ambassadors to Iraq


The President of the Republic of Iraq, Abdullatif Jamal Rashid met with a number of accredited ambassadors of Asian Countries and Russia, at the Baghdad Palace.

At the outset of the meeting, His Excellency President Rashid welcomed the Ambassadors, stressing the importance of expanding the means of cooperation between Iraq and their respective countries, to realise the progress and well-being that the peoples aspire to.

During the extensive talk with his guests, His Excellency highlighted that Iraq is entering a new phase, which is free from terrorism, violence, and wars, and stated: "I hope that you will carry this message to your countries".

President Rashid said that Nineveh and other Iraqi provinces enjoy security and stability after some of them have suffered from being controlled by the criminal groups of Daesh in the past. The local population accesses public services and continues to improve, while Baghdad is enjoying stability and security.

The President emphasised that we have good relations with our neighbours including Turkey, despite having some lingering issues on borders and transboundary water flow. We hope that these issues will soon be addressed, further improving relations between the two countries.

Speaking about his participation in the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting 2023, in Davos, His Excellency said that attending heads of state expressed their desire to build close relations with Iraq, and during our participation in Sharm El-Sheikh Climate Change Conference and Arab League Summit in Algeria they expressed their support for Iraq's security and stability.

Iraq's current government has a comprehensive programme to improve the standard of living and deliver better public services, His Excellency President Rashid continued to say, that the national budget is going to be approved soon, we have plans to resolve the housing issues, as well as strategic long-term plans set in motion including the construction of the industrial city, Grand port of Faw project and the project of oil and gas production.

Speaking about the relations between Erbil and Baghdad, the President asserted that there is a good relationship between the two sides, and there is a common desire that viable solutions to the outstanding issues must be found in accordance with the Iraqi constitution and law.

The ambassadors thanked and appreciated His Excellency for the warm reception, and they emphasised their countries' eagerness to strengthen the bonds of friendship with Iraq across all sectors, in ways that would most serve the peoples' interests, and the progress and prosperity that they aspire to.