FM meets his Italian counterpart in Rome

4th December, 2017 1:48 AM | Written by |

Foreign minister Dr. Ibrahim Al-jaafari met his Italian counterpart Mr. Angelino Alfano, to discuss  the bilateral relations and stressing of the necessity of mutual cooperation in different fields at eh end of his participating in the (Rome- Med 2017).

"We have just emerged from a fateful global battle that has been waged against the terrorist gangs," HE said. "We have won the victory of the unity of the Iraqi people and the support of the international community.


He called on Italian companies to contribute to the reconstruction of the infrastructure of Iraqi cities and to exchange expertise in the training of diplomatic cadres. He called on the Italian Foreign Minister to visit Iraq in the framework of enhancing joint cooperation between the two countries.


From his side, Mr. Angelino Alfano congratulated the Iraqi people on the victories achieved in the war against terrorism, stressing support for the efforts of the Iraqi government in its war against terrorism, reconstruction of Iraqi cities and the return of security and stability, which has a significant impact in the stabilization of the region.


He added: We emphasize the importance of preserving the unity and sovereignty of Iraq and are ready to rehabilitate the Iraqi armed forces and continue to train them, and we are determined to complete the maintenance of the Mosul Dam and work on programs to support displaced families and encourage them to return to their areas of residence.


"I will visit Baghdad soon and look at the files that will open new horizons for cooperation between the two countries," said Angelino Alfano.