INA – BAGHDAD
President Barham Salih confirmed Iraq's desire to develop its relations with the UK, indicating the country’s keenness to enhance joint cooperation in all fields.
He met with the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Jeremy Hunt, in London on Tuesday.
The President indicated the need for coordination and work between the two countries on intensifying efforts on consolidating peace in the region and attaining stability and security in a way that achieves progress and prosperity for countries and peoples.
For his part, Hunt reiterated his country's support for Iraq at various levels and Britain’s pursuit to strengthen bonds of friendship with it.
He commended Iraq’s pivotal role to the crisis in the region, emphasizing the importance of continued coordination and consultation between the two countries on various issues as well as on the emerging developments in the regional and international arenas.