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Par'l Speaker Halbousi says Iraq needs EU support

Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi - Iraqi Parliament official website
Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi said on Sunday that Iraq needs the support of the European Union and the international community for development and reconstruction in Iraq, not to mention resolving the issue of IDPs.

During a meeting with EU foreign-policy chief Federica Mogherini, Halbousi added that Iraq is considered to be in a better position to establish solid relations after its “victory over terrorism”.

For her part, Mogherini said Brussels appreciated and supported Iraq's policy of pursuing good relations with all its neighbors and warned against "dangerous adventures" in the region.

Meanwhile, Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi called on the EU to increase investment in his country, citing the heavy price it paid in the fight to defeat ISIS.

"Iraq wants to encourage European investment and increasing cooperation in all fields," Abd al-Mahdi said during a meeting with Mogherini.

"By achieving victory over ISIS, Iraq paid a heavy price. The consequences of this victory have been crucial for Iraq, the region and the world," he added, according to a government statement.
Last Modified: Sunday، 14 July 2019 02:10 PM