Baghdad - INA
President Barham Salih received at the Peace Palace in Baghdad Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and his accompanying delegation.
Salih stressed that the development and progress of relations between the two countries contribute to enhancing the horizons of joint cooperation in the interest of the two friendly peoples, noting that Iraq is keen to establish effective and expanded relations with Italy and the European Union in general.He noted that Iraq has taken a course of openness in its Arab, regional and international relations after it has achieved victory over terrorism.
The President paid tribute to Italy's participation in the international coalition against terrorism and its support for the Iraqi security forces and their contribution to many service projects.
For his part, the Italian Prime Minister reiterated his country's support for efforts to combat terrorism and its serious desire to enhance bilateral cooperation. He expressed his happiness to visit Iraq and praised the stability situation in the country.
The President also held a luncheon in honor of the Italian Prime Minister, attended by the Prime Minister Dr. Adel Abdul Mahdi and the President of the Federal Court Judge Medhat Al Mahmoud.
Planning Minister Nouri Sabah al-Dulaimi discussed with Baghdad Secretary of State, Ms. dhikraa eulush possible ways to resume work on stalled projects.
Dr.Salih called for the need to overcome political differences between the national parties and to adopt dialogue and understanding to achieve stability in the country.
President of the House of Representatives Mohamed Halbousi received the Commander of Central Command General Joseph Votel and his delegation on the occasion of the end of his duties.
Dr. Barham Salih received at the Peace Palace in Baghdad the President of the US Central Command General Joseph Leonard Votel and his accompanying delegation.
The chief of staff of the army, General Othman al-Ghanmi, received the commander of the coalition forces in the Middle East and the accompanying delegation.