Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, Iraq’s desire to develop relations with the EU and to promote cooperation in all fields.
A statement by his office received and all of Iraq [where] a copy of “al-Maliki received his official office today Ambassadors EU countries accredited in Baghdad, and during the meeting, they exchanged views on the relations between Iraq and the EU countries and ways of developing them in all fields, as well as discuss issues region and the crisis in Syria. “
Maliki said during the meeting, according to the statement that “Iraq’s position since the start of the Syrian crisis was and still with a political solution and to support moderation and refused to intervene and extremism and not to participate in any activity Tsyahy in Syria and respect the choices of the Syrian people and their aspirations,” explaining that “this attitude stems from the Constitution and our appreciation in the interest of Iraq and its people and our commitment to the unity and integrity of Syria. “
The statement noted that “the ambassadors of the European Union stressed the desire to strengthen relations with Iraq and broaden cooperation in all fields and to support efforts to combat terrorism through activation of memorandums of understanding in this area, calling for continued coordination between EU countries and the Iraqi government about the ongoing developments in the region and the crisis Syrian.