Foreign Minister, Dr. Ibrahim Al Jaafari, stressed that the strategic priorities of the Iraqi diplomacy is to restore Iraqi-Arab relations to normal, calling for intensifying efforts and cooperation to eradicate terrorism, which today constitutes a threat to all countries in the region.
These statements came during the official visit carried out by President of the Republic of Iraq, Dr. Fuad Masum, to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia heading an official delegation comprising Dr. Ibrahim Al Jaafari and a number of Ministers upon an invitation from the K.S.A.
The Minister said in a press statement that the purpose of this visit is to restore relations to normal in line with the interests of the Iraqi and Saudi peoples, stressing that the terrorist Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) threatens Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia and all the countries in the region, a thing which requires restoring relations between the two countries rapidly.
The Minister praised the Saudi position regarding the Iraq war against ISIL, saying that the Saudi side revealed excellent understanding and frank and clear stance expressed by His Majesty the King of K.S.A. by denouncing ISIL, pointing to the importance of cooperation against the common threat; the international terrorism.