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Samson: Iraq asks Switzerland to open an embassy in Baghdad

02/16/2021 15:32:20

Minister of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities Hassan Nazim discussed today, Tuesday, with the Swiss ambassador to Jordan Lucas Jacir, and his accompanying delegation, to open a Swiss embassy in Baghdad.

In a statement, the Euphrates News received a copy of it, the ministry stated, “The two sides discussed during the meeting the possibility of establishing a Swiss embassy in Baghdad and the current security situation, as well as the importance of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis, as it is an opportunity to support intercultural communication and the development of foreign relations, and a number of Joint cultural projects.”

The minister said, “The Swiss presence is welcome, and that security challenges should not constitute an obstacle to this step.” The Swiss ambassador pointed out “the importance of the Iraqi presence in Switzerland in the field of art, culture and filmmaking.”    LINK