His Excellency Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi received a cable of congratulation from the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (HR/VP) the chief coordinator and representative of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) within the European Union (EU) Josep Borrell Fontelles, who congratulated His Excellency the Premier Al-Kadhimi on the occasion of swearing-in as Prime Minister and his cabinet gaining the confidence of the parliament.
Fontelles expressed the European Commission's aspiration to work closely with the Iraqi government as it addresses the challenges facing Iraq, Especially the Coronavirus pandemic sweeping the whole World, Emphasizing the continuation of cooperation and partnership with the EU Commission within the framework of partnership and cooperation, Noting that the EU will continue to stand with Iraq in support of its sovereignty, stability, security, and prosperity.
Fontelles clarified that the EU commission is still operational in Iraq in the Framework of collaboration in countering terrorism, organized crime, violence, sectarianism, and advising Iraq on the strategic level in the files considered as a national priority by the Iraqi government.
Fontelles underscored that The European advisory mission in Iraq will remain one of the tools of the EU to support the stability and prosperity of Iraq, indicating that the success of the mission in Iraq depends on the ongoing partnership between the two sides, expressing his hope for continued close cooperation between the Iraqi government and the EU mission.
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May -16– 2020