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Iraq Speaker: Baghdad Keen on Security, Stability of its Neighbors

Iraq Speaker: Baghdad Keen on Security, Stability of its Neighbors

Saturday, 20 April, 2019 - 17:30
Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi hosts the summit of the speakers of parliament of Iraq's neighbors in Baghdad on Saturday. (Reuters)
Asharq Al-Awsat
Baghdad hosted on Saturday a summit for the speakers of parliaments of Iraq’s neighboring countries.

Addressing the gatherers, Iraqi Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi said that Baghdad was keen on the security and stability of its neighbors and region.

The meeting was attended by senior officials from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait, Turkey, Syria and Iran.

“Iraq has witnessed the bitterness of war and its people have endured severe conditions… It is now regaining its stature in the region that has stood by and supported it,” continued al-Halbusi.

“We are bound by geography and joint interests with our neighbors,” he added.

Today’s historic meeting stems from the need to maintain cooperation between neighboring countries and Iraq, he said. “This will positively impact the security and stability of our nations, which will in turn positively directly affect the people of the entire region.”

All this requires “mutual commitments in protecting regional security,” stressed al-Halbusi.

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