BAGHDAD, Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim received a telephone call from British Foreign Minister Lord Wimbledon in which he congratulated him on his role as Foreign Minister in the new government.
A statement from the Foreign Ministry said that "its Minister received a telephone call from Lord Wimbledon, Minister of State for Commonwealth Affairs, and the United Nations in the British Foreign Office, Special Representative of the Prime Minister for the Prevention of Sexual Violence in Conflict, Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief, congratulating him on assuming office as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the new government, stressing Britain's support for the new Iraqi government in its efforts to consolidate democracy and freedom, reconstruction and development.
During the contact, they discussed the international support that Iraq receives on the humanitarian side, which will strengthen the freedoms and develop the religions and beliefs, especially in the areas that have been subjected to the occupation of Daesh gangs and the efforts of the Iraqi government to address the remnants of this occupation of religious and intellectual terrorism to promote the reality of those areas, Iraq's efforts to support peaceful coexistence between different sects and ethnic groups. "
For his part, al-Hakim thanked Wimbledon, expressing his readiness to cooperate fully to strengthen relations and develop them in these files to serve the interests of the Iraqi people, stressing the pioneering steps of Iraq in the development of the role of women in society and the plan of action for the implementation of resolution 1325 / in the context of the reconstruction, the Foreign Minister urged the British side to cooperate with Iraq to develop areas affected by terrorism. "
Source: National Iraqi News Agency