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Iraq sends a new message to its neighbors

On Thursday, the Iraqi Foreign Minister, Fouad Hussein called on neighboring countries to respect the sovereignty of Iraq and not to interfere in its affairs, warning that ISIS is trying to organize itself in Iraq, Syria and some African countries .

Hussein said during the hosting by the European Press Club in the Belgian capital Brussels, which is the second leg of the official tour that he is conducting in a number of European countries   , “Iraq is looking forward to expanding its relations with   European countries and expanding cooperation with them in all fields,” calling on European companies to invest in particular. In the field of energy, and the oil and gas industries.”

Hussein pointed out that “Iraq seeks to find balanced relations with neighboring countries, and not to use its lands against any neighboring countries,” stressing “the need to respect the sovereignty of Iraq, the sanctity of its lands, and not to interfere in the internal affairs.”

He continued, “We ask the neighboring countries to respect the sovereignty of Iraq, and not to interfere in its affairs.”

In response to the questions of a number of journalists, the Iraqi minister touched on the developments in the political and security situation in Iraq, noting that “Iraq has faced several challenges, including: terrorism, the drop in global oil prices, and the face of the Corona pandemic.”

And between “we are trying to deal with the Corona virus in cooperation with different countries,” pointing out that “the decline in oil prices has led to something similar to the economic crisis.”

On the security issue, Hussein warned that “the terrorist organization ISIS continues to pose a threat to Iraq, neighboring countries and the world as a whole, and they are trying to reorganize themselves in Iraq, Syria and some African countries.” Source