NATO reported that its Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg met with Iraqi Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein at the alliance’s headquarters in the Belgian capital Brussels on Monday.
This meeting was held on the sidelines of the meetings of the third session of the Iraqi-European Cooperation Council in Brussels.
Stoltenberg praised Iraq’s efforts in combating terrorism and promoting stability, a NATO statement said.
The statement added that the NATO Secretary-General thanked Iraq for its commitment to strengthening its partnership with the alliance, particularly with regard to combating international terrorism and promoting stability in the region.
Stoltenberg was quoted by the statement as saying that his meeting with the Iraqi Foreign Minister is a way to assess and exchange views on how to strengthen the partnership between the two sides, noting that NATO’s efforts in Iraq stem from full respect for the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fouad Hussein, chaired on Tuesday the work of the third session of the Iraqi-European Cooperation Council in the Belgian capital Brussels, to discuss trade and economic cooperation and ways to develop it.