Al-Kadhimi: Terrorism is a Common Danger
Leaders at the Baghdad Conference stressed the importance of cooperation to maintain stability in Iraq.
Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, expressed that the occurrence of the Baghdad conference is a "delicate and historical circumstance" which details the embodiment of Iraq's vision of prioritizing dialogue.
Highlighting that terrorism represents a "common danger" in the region, the PM underlined Iraq's position as one of the region's pillars of stability in his opening statement at the Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership. He stressed that Iraq will not resort to absurd conflicts with neighbors and friends.
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Macron: All who fight terrorism are allies
French President Emmanuel Macron acknowledged the suffering of the Iraqi people, optimistically speaking of heading towards stability and development. He commended Iraq's participation in the war against ISIS and noted that France has various projects in Iraq, and will remain committed to supporting Iraqi forces.
Macron expressed that he is convinced that the countries of the region must coordinate their efforts and work on combating terrorism, and described "all those who fight terrorism are our brothers in arms."
Abdullah II: A strong Iraq is a pillar of cooperation for the countries of the region
Jordanian King Abdullah II considered that a strong Iraq is essential for cooperation between countries of the region, explaining that today's meeting is evidence of Iraq's central role in building bridges.
Tamim bin Hamad: Iraq is qualified to play an active role in building peace in the region
The Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad, said that the region is going through challenges and crises that pose a threat to international peace and security. He deemed Iraq qualified to play an active role in peacebuilding in the region, announcing his support for the country.
He explained that Iraq's security and stability are that of the rest of the region, pointing out that the circumstances that Iraq has been through are what prevented the investment of its capabilities.
The Emir of Qatar called on the international community to provide support to Iraq to achieve security and stability, declaring that his country will make an effort to support Iraq in order to achieve a comprehensive renaissance.
Sisi to launch a new phase of cooperation with Iraq
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi affirmed that his country rejects the attacks on Iraq's territory and foreign interference in its affairs, expressing his country's desire to launch a new phase of cooperation.
He confirmed that "brothers in Iraq" are determined to achieve the desired objectives, and that Egypt looks with great interest to Iraq's achievements during the Al-Kadhimi's governance.
Sabah Al-Khaled: We look forward to the reconstruction of Iraq
Kuwaiti Prime Minister, Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, showed Kuwait's interest in participation in the reconstruction of Iraq.
He added that Kuwait supports holding the Iraqi parliamentary elections on time, stressing that the Arab region will not achieve stability unless Iraq achieves it.
Bin Farhan: Saudi Arabia supports Iraq's efforts to combat ISIS
The Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, said that the Baghdad conference came at a time when the region needs coordination.
He continued that work is underway to enhance the stability of Iraq, mentioning that Saudi Arabia supports Iraq's efforts to combat ISIS and enforce arms control.
Bin Farhan pointed out that the two countries share economic openness, and have established a joint fund, and that the Arar border crossing will constitute an economic tributary with Iraq.
Cavusoglu: Terrorism is the biggest threat to security in our region
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warned that the region can no longer tolerate ethnic and sectarian splits.
He emphasized that terrorism is the biggest threat to security in the region, and "it cannot have a place in Iraq's future," calling for overcoming differences and focusing on commonalities.
Cavusoglu stated that Turkey cannot accept the presence of the Kurdistan Workers' Party on Iraqi soil.