Iraq’s Foreign Minister Mohamed al-Hakim has contacted his Emirati, Saudi and Egyptian counterparts, to stress the keenness to develop bilateral relations between Iraq and each of the three countries.
Hakim phoned on Tuesday evening Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, the minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation of the United Arab Emirates, where they discussed ways of developing bilateral ties to serve the interests of the two brotherly peoples.
They also discussed the latest regional and international developments of mutual concern, the Iraqi foreign ministry said in a statement.
Hakim also phoned Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubair, where they discussed upgrading bilateral relations.
The two sides discussed the latest developments in the region and ways of maintaining security and stability.
Hakim and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukri stressed the need to exert efforts to maintain security, stability and resolve crises through dialogue and non-escalation as it does not serve the region.
This came as Hakim received a telephone call from his counterpart Shoukri.
In April, Egypt’s Ambassador to Iraq Alaa Morsi stressed his country’s keenness to strengthen joint relations with Iraq and provide all possible means of support.
During a meeting with Iraqi Minister of Planning Sabah al-Dulaimi, Morsi praised the measures Dulaimi announced to during the meeting to develop the quality of bilateral cooperation, a statement by Dulaimi’s office said.
The Baghdad Post