Ambassador of the European Union: We are making every effort to remove Iraq from this list

Ambassador of the European Union: We are making every effort to remove Iraq from this list

01/2021/12 08:55:11

Ambassador of the European Union - We are making every effort to remove Iraq from this list{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The ambassador of the European Union mission in Baghdad, Martin Haute, affirmed that stability, prosperity and full sovereignty in Iraq are the basis for peace and stability in the entire region.
While welcoming the government’s steps to conduct early elections and studying options for monitoring them; He explained that the mission is making every effort to remove Iraq from the list of high risk countries.

Commenting on the US-Iranian conflict and its impact in Iraq, Ambassador Hutt said in a press statement, “In many cases, foreign powers use Iraq as a proxy battlefield to implement their regional agendas, which increases internal and regional instability,” stressing that “everyone should realize A weak and unstable Iraq can only end up as a failed state, with disastrous repercussions in the region and beyond, and it is in everyone’s interest that it contribute to the establishment of a prosperous, stable, strong and sovereign Iraqi state as a prerequisite for the stability of the region, a country that thrives on the basis of good relations with all Its neighbors are on an equal footing and the basis of sovereignty, and as neighbors, Iraq and Iran undoubtedly share deep historical ties on several levels. ”

He added, “The European Union strongly believes in keeping diplomacy alive, specifically in preserving and saving the nuclear agreement (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) with Iran,” stressing that the transition to a new American administration is distinguished by its tendency for dialogue more. “It could open the way for a unique opportunity in this regard, so any progress is likely to lead to a new diplomatic agenda through which the parties to the nuclear agreement can work to stabilize the nuclear file, while taking advantage of the resulting momentum to address other issues with Iran.”

Relations with Saudi Arabia and Turkey

Regarding the current Iraqi-Saudi rapprochement and its importance for the stability of the region; “One of the priorities of the European Union is,” Haute emphasized. It is the promotion of stability in the wider Gulf region, so we welcome Iraq’s proactive policy to maintain constructive and balanced relations with all countries in the region and beyond, “noting that” this will allow Iraq to transform its geographically and economically weak position among its powerful neighbors into an opportunity to create multiple conditions that are profitable for all. ” Parties, and contribute greatly to achieving stability and prosperity for Iraq and the region. ”

He added, “As two Arab countries, the relationship between Iraq and Saudi Arabia is a close and important relationship for both countries, and that the European Union is optimistic to note that these relations are subject to a positive review, as well as seeking to consolidate economic ties between the two countries.”

In the external files also, and specifically in the Iraqi-Turkish relationship, the European Union ambassador saw that “Turkey is an important neighbor of Iraq, and it has historical ties with it, and it has terminated geographical and economic ties with Iraq. Therefore, developing their relationship for the benefit of the two countries and realizing the full potential of this relationship is in The interest of both countries ».

In this regard, he stressed, “I believe that Iraq and Turkey need to strengthen their cooperation in combating any terrorist organization that poses a threat to their security, and that the outcomes of the last meeting between Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent encouraging signs that the two countries have finally engaged in a frank discussion about This issue, and the European Union can only encourage both countries to continue this debate. ”