Salih meets the Pope of the Vatican

Saturday 25th January 2020 - 14:04

 Salih meets the Pope of the Vatican

 Baghdad - INA

Today, Saturday, President of the Republic, Dr. Barham Salih affirmed that brotherhood and peaceful coexistence is the only way to eliminate extremism.

The media office of the President of the Republic stated in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA) that "President Salih, during his meeting with the Vatican, His Holiness, Pope Francis, affirmed that fraternity and peaceful coexistence between Muslims, Christians and other spectra is the only way to eliminate extremism in all its forms and forms", indicating that " Terrorist crimes that affect all Iraqi components do not relate to the tolerant teachings of the Islamic religion. "

The statement added that "the president made it clear that resolving the crises that plague the region comes through dialogue and understanding," noting "the importance of strengthening efforts to bring peace and stability to the region."

The President of the Republic praised the "sincere stances of the Pope in urging unity and harmony among all Iraqis, and the keenness and calls of His Holiness to establish security and peace, and coexistence between the followers of the monotheistic religions and to prevent further escalation regionally and internationally."