Abdul-Mahdi assures the Italian MOD of the importance of supporting Iraqi military capabilities in the field of training

Tuesday 21st January 2020 - 21:22

Abdul-Mahdi assures the Italian MOD of the importance of supporting Iraqi military capabilities in the field of training

Baghdad-INA

Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi discussed with Italian Defense Minister Lorenzo Gorini the development of Iraqi-Italian relations and the enhancement of military cooperation and developments in the regional crisis.

A statement of the media office received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA) today, Tuesday, said, "Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi received Italian Defense Minister Lorenzo Goreni and his accompanying delegation, which includes the chief of defense staff and the Italian ambassador to Iraq.The Prime Minister affirmed his pride in the relations between the two countries in all fields, and the importance of continuing cooperation and supporting the Iraqi military and security capabilities in the field of training.

The Prime Minister also clarified the position of the Iraqi government and the decision of the Council of Representatives to withdraw foreign forces, its policy of building balanced relations in the Arab, regional and international environment and its constant quest to defuse crises and achieve calm, and the importance of countries respecting the sovereignty, security and stability of Iraq, and that the Iraqi government is continuing to establish friendship and cooperation relations with all Neighboring and friendly countries based on mutual respect.

For his part, the Italian Minister of Defense expressed the support of his country's government for the security and stability of Iraq and its national sovereignty and the intention of the Italian government to stand with Iraq, especially in these sensitive circumstances and to strengthen its position in line with the distinguished and growing relations between the two countries and its keenness to expand cooperation with Iraq and meet the needs of the military and security forces in areas Armament and training.