Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein discussed today, Tuesday, with the commander of the NATO mission in Iraq, Lieutenant General Giovanni Ianucci, the launch of a number of new projects in the country, including his support in the field of cybersecurity.
This came during Hussein’s meeting of Lieutenance Ianucci, according to a statement from the Iraqi Foreign Ministry.
The statement stated that during the meeting, the tasks carried out by the NATO mission in Iraq were reviewed, which are training the Iraqi security forces and providing military advice in cooperation with the Ministry of Defense and the National Security Adviser, as well as the start of new projects, including supporting Iraq in the field of cybersecurity.
The importance of the minister’s upcoming visit to Brussels this month, and his meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stotlberg, was also discussed, according to the statement.
For his part, Lieutenant General Ianucci expressed his happiness with the fruitful cooperation between the concerned Iraqi authorities and the NATO mission in Iraq in facilitating the mission’s tasks to achieve its desired goals, noting the importance of the security and stability of Iraq for the region and NATO.
He stressed the alliance’s desire to consolidate relations with Iraq in the next stage at the political level, and not to be limited to the military and security level.