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H.E. Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi receives Federal Republic of Germany foreign minister






June8- 2019

His Excellency Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi received this day, Federal Republic of Germany foreign minister Heiko Maas and his accompanying delegation.

His Excellency expressed his satisfaction with the development of Iraqi-German relations during the recent visit to Berlin, in the fields of economic, cultural, security, regional understandings, fighting terrorism and recovery from its effects. Confirming the need to implement bilateral agreements and put them into practice, pointing to the satisfaction of the Iraqi people for the cooperation between the two countries and his confidence in Germany as a friend country, its industries, and products.

His Excellency Prime Minister commended the good reception he received in his visit to Berlin, sending his thanks and greetings to Chancellor Merkel and the German president for the German government' stance in supporting Iraq, encouraging the work of companies, increasing investments and meet the needs of Iraq in all fields.

His Excellency added that we stand with any effort that serves the stability of the region and the world, we are working on that and communicate with the countries of the European Union, We send delegations and letters to Tehran, Washington, and Europe in this regard. Sending to the German Chancellor the greetings, his pride in bilateral cooperation and the desire to deepen relations in particular after signing a road map for the electricity sector with Siemens, This agreement represents a pioneering and supportive work for German companies to invest in Iraq.

The German foreign minister confirmed his country's support for Iraq's balanced role in the region, which is becoming more important in light of the regional developments and the current American – Iranian crisis. The German minister expressed German concern and great interest in the stability of the situation in the region, his intention to visit Tehran in the coming days to discuss this issue, reaffirming to the Iranian officials the commitment of Germany and Europe to the nuclear agreement, while assuring that Europe has developed a plan on easing sanctions and financial transactions with Iran, meanwhile The German foreign minister will assure the Iranians of the importance of maintaining the nuclear agreement.

. During the meeting, they review the developments of the regional crisis, exchanging of views on it and Iraq and the European Union stance, underscoring the need to sustain dialogues between the two countries and cooperation to find understandings to avoid the peoples of the region and the world the repercussions of the crisis.
The meeting was attended by the Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs and a number of advisers and ambassadors of Iraq and Germany in Baghdad and Berlin.

Media Office of the Prime Minister
June – 8 – 2019