Al-Araji meets US Ambassador, confirms: The govt continuing to implement the provisions of its government program


National Security Advisor Qasim Al-Araji confirmed today, Sunday, that al-Sudani’s government is continuing to implement the provisions of its government program.

A statement by the National Security Chencellry stated that Al-Araji received, in his office today, Sunday, the US Ambassador to Baghdad, Alina Romanowski, and they discussed the overall political and security situation at the international and regional levels, as well as the continuation of cooperation between the two countries, to enhance security and stability in the region and the world.

The statement added: “During the meeting, the importance of following up on the memorandums of understanding that were signed between the two countries during the recent visit of Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani to Washington was also stressed.”

Al-Araji confirmed, according to the statement, that the government is continuing to implement the provisions of its government program, and that its paths and paragraphs enjoy political support from various Ir
aqi political forces, to advance the country and achieve the aspirations of the people.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Al-Kadhimi blesses Cardinal Sacco on restoring his positions


Former Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi blessed Cardinal Patriarch Louis Raphael Sacco to restore his positions.

He said in a message received by Sacco, ‘Deservedly, congratulations to you after being exposed to so much injustice and challenges, asking God that the next steps will be full of successes and great achievements for the benefit of the Church, its subjects, our dear homeland, Iraq, and the entire world.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Al-Mandalawi congratulates the Iraqis and the Arab and Islamic world on Eid Al-Adha


Acting Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mohsen Al-Mandalawi, today, Sunday, congratulated the Iraqis and the Arab and Islamic world on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha.

Al-Mandalawi said in his congratulations, according to a statement from his media office: ‘My sincere congratulations and blessings to the Arab and Islamic world in general, and the honorable Iraqi people in particular, on the occasion of the blessed Eid Al-Adha, asking God to accept the obedience and deeds of the believers, and to grant Iraq and the countries of the world security, peace and prosperity.’

According to the statement, Al-Mandalawi called for concerted national efforts to enhance security and stability and support the construction and reconstruction movement, expressing his hope for continued solidarity and harmony to move towards the path of construction, eliminating corruption, and providing job opportunities and services.

The Acting Speaker of the House of Representatives renewed his call on the international community t
o stop the Zionist aggression against Palestine and the countries of the region, stressing the necessity of serious and immediate action in order to break the siege on the Gaza Strip and bring in urgent humanitarian aid.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

The President of the Republic and the Acting Iranian Presidency exchange congratulations on Eid Al-Adha


The President of the Republic, Abdul Latif Jamal Rashid, exchanged congratulations today, Sunday, the with the Acting President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Muhammad Mokhber, on Eid Al-Adha.

A presidential statement stated that the two sides expressed, during a telephone call, their wishes for security, stability and prosperity to prevail for both the Iraqi and Iranian peoples.

The statement added, “The relations between the two countries were emphasized, and the importance of working to develop and strengthen them in areas of mutual interest in a way that achieves common interests and strengthens bilateral cooperation and coordination to establish security, stability and peace in the region.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

The President of the Republic exchanges congratulations with the Syrian President on Eid Al-Adha


The President of the Republic, Abdul Latif Jamal Rashid, exchanged congratulations with the President of the Syrian Arab Republic, Bashar al-Assad, on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.

A presidential statement stated today, Sunday,, “During the call, the President of the Republic expressed his best congratulations and wishes for President al-Assad’s good health and wellness, and for the brotherly Syrian people further progress and prosperity.”

In turn, President Al-Assad extended congratulations to the President of the Republic on the Happy Eid, praying to God Almighty to grant the Iraqi people prosperity, security and stability.

According to the statement, the strengthening of bilateral relations and joint cooperation was discussed, in addition to the latest updates and developments on the regional and international arenas.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

OSCE chief reaffirms commitment to end Russia-Ukraine war

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said it has remained focused on addressing the situation in Ukraine since the beginning of the war.

The Chair-in-Office of the OSCE, Foreign Minister of Malta Ian Borg made the statement at the Summit on Peace in Ukraine.

Recalling his first visit as OSCE Chair-in-Office to Kyiv earlier in February, Minister Borg highlighted the Organization’s ongoing efforts to mitigate the humanitarian impact of the war against Ukraine, through tailored projects aimed at strengthening the country’s resilience.

He stressed the urgency of ending the war, its escalating death toll, and the anguish inflicted upon countless innocent families, calling for a return to full respect for the Organization’s commitments and principles.

As Chair of the OSCE, serving 57 participating States, Minister Borg emphasized that “long-term solutions are never found on the battlefield, but through adherence to commitments and engaging in constructive dialogue, conducted in good fa
ith.” “An inclusive organisation like the OSCE, which provides a platform for dialogue among its 57 participating States, including Ukraine and Russia, is indispensable for this purpose,” he continued.

“Today, the OSCE’s role in managing crises is as crucial as ever,” said Minister Borg, underscoring the OSCE’s unique conflict management tools and extensive experience that can support a peaceful way forward.

Minister Borg expressed the Maltese Chairpersonship’s readiness to offer its good offices and communication channels to fully mobilize the OSCE’s resources in addressing the consequences of the war and advancing any future discussions.

He emphasized the importance of leveraging complementarity and deepening co-operation with international partners invested in building peace, security, and stability.

As the OSCE approaches the 50th anniversary of the Helsinki Final Act, Minister Borg urged a return to the Organization’s founding vision, where sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity are resp
ected, and people can live in true and lasting peace, free from any threat to their security.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

Al-Sudani: Our duty is to take care of the pilgrims and we are at the service of all Iraqis


Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani made phone calls to a number of Iraqi pilgrims, to check on their conditions, and congratulated them on completing the Hajj rituals.

Al-Sudani said, according to a statement by his media office: ‘Our duty is to take care of the pilgrims and we are at the service of all Iraqis.’

He expressed his happiness that the Hajj Authority provides all means of comfort for Iraqi pilgrims.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

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The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said it has remained focused on addressing the situation in Ukraine since the beginning of the war.

The Chair-in-Office of the OSCE, Foreign Minister of Malta Ian Borg made the statement at the Summit on Peace in Ukraine.

Recalling his first visit as OSCE Chair-in-Office to Kyiv earlier in February, Minister Borg highlighted the Organization’s ongoing efforts to mitigate the humanitarian impact of the war against Ukraine, through tailored projects aimed at strengthening the country’s resilience.

He stressed the urgency of ending the war, its escalating death toll, and the anguish inflicted upon countless innocent families, calling for a return to full respect for the Organization’s commitments and principles.

As Chair of the OSCE, serving 57 participating States, Minister Borg emphasized that “long-term solutions are never found on the battlefield, but through adherence to commitments and engaging in constructive dialogue, conducted in good fa
ith.” “An inclusive organisation like the OSCE, which provides a platform for dialogue among its 57 participating States, including Ukraine and Russia, is indispensable for this purpose,” he continued.

“Today, the OSCE’s role in managing crises is as crucial as ever,” said Minister Borg, underscoring the OSCE’s unique conflict management tools and extensive experience that can support a peaceful way forward.

Minister Borg expressed the Maltese Chairpersonship’s readiness to offer its good offices and communication channels to fully mobilize the OSCE’s resources in addressing the consequences of the war and advancing any future discussions.

He emphasized the importance of leveraging complementarity and deepening co-operation with international partners invested in building peace, security, and stability.

As the OSCE approaches the 50th anniversary of the Helsinki Final Act, Minister Borg urged a return to the Organization’s founding vision, where sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity are resp
ected, and people can live in true and lasting peace, free from any threat to their security.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

FM meets his Turkish counterpart on the sidelines of the peace summit in Switzerland


Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein met with his Turkish counterpart, Hakan Fidan in the Swiss city of Burgenstock.

The meeting between the two ministers came on the sidelines of their participation in the peace summit on Ukraine, which the Swiss city is hosting over two days.

The peace summit was launched in the Swiss city of Burgenstock yesterday, Saturday, with the participation of more than 100 countries and international organizations.

Summit participants are scheduled to discuss possible ways to involve ‘all parties’ in the future peace process (in Ukraine), as Switzerland has already acknowledged that peace cannot be achieved in the absence of Russia.

The United Nations is also participating in the summit as an observer, but China, which has declared a ‘borderless’ partnership with Russia, did not attend.

Although Russia showed an immediate and clear lack of interest in participating in the conference, it did not receive an official invitation either.

Nuclear safety, food security and humanitarian issu
es, such as the plight of prisoners of war and civilian detainees, will be among the points to be discussed.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Saudi Crown Prince, Turkish pres. mull over issues, bonds

Saudi Crown Prince and Prime Minister Prince Mohammad bin Salman and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday discussed issues of mutual interest, bilateral relations, and ways of developing them in various fields.

This came in a phone contact between both sides, during which they exchanged congratulations on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha, according to the Saudi Press Agency.

The Turkish leader commended the exceptional organization of this year’s Hajj and praised the services that helped pilgrims perform their rituals in a smooth and safe way, it added.

Source: Kuwait News Agency

Foreign Minister and his Turkish counterpart agree on the date of the meeting of the Supreme Joint Political and Security Committee


Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Fouad Hussein met with Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan, on the sidelines of the Peace Summit in Ukraine held in the Burgenstock resort in the Swiss city of Lucerne.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed bilateral relations and ways to enhance them to serve the interests of the two friendly countries.

The talks also touched, according to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on regional and international issues of common interest, with a focus on security challenges and economic cooperation.

The two sides agreed to hold a meeting of the Permanent Supreme Joint Political and Security Committee in August of this year in Ankara, headed by the two Ministers.

The two sides also agreed to follow up on the outcomes of President Erdogan’s visit to Baghdad, in addition to discussing the development road project and its importance for Iraq and the region. The meeting touched on enhancing cooperation in the fields of energy, trade and investme
nt, in addition to exchanging views on the latest developments in the Middle East region.

The two Ministers stressed the importance of continuing dialogue and coordination between the two countries to confront common challenges and work to achieve stability and prosperity in the region.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency