Iraq Wants To Deepen Security Coordination With Algeria

date 2017/07/17 views 391 comments 0

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Foreign Minister, Ibrahim Al Jaafari, invited his Algerian counterpart, Abdelkader Messahel, on Monday, to visit Iraq, confirming the need to activate the work of the high joint committee between the two countries.

Iraq Foreign Ministry's statement said that "Al Jaafari received Algeria's ambassador to Baghdad, Abdelkader Ben Chaa, to discuss the most prominent issues of common interest and ways to tighten bilateral relationships between the two countries, in the service of both brotherly peoples". 

Same statement added that "Al Jaafari sent an invitation to his Algeria counterpart to visit Iraq".

"Al-Jaafari expressed thanks and appreciation for Algeria's support for Iraq in its war against the terrorist groups", adding that "the strength and victory of Iraq is a force and a victory for the Arab nation and the whole world."

"We have to increase the volume of cooperation, coordination of security, intelligence and prevention of the spread of terrorism", he said.

"We have to activate the work of the joint Iraqi-Algerian High Committee, because of its great impact in increasing cooperation and coordination in all fields".

"Iraqi people have great victories in their fight against terrorism", said Algeria's Ambassador to Baghdad Abdelkader Ben Chaa. 

"I wish these victories will be a good start for the Iraqi people and a move forward towards security, stability and reconstruction".

"Iraq today has a pioneering experience in fighting terrorism, preserving its unity and overcoming challenges", he said. 

"Algeria is looking forward to further cooperation with Iraq in various fields to achieve the interests of the two brotherly peoples".

The visit of Algeria Foreign Minister, Abdelkader Messahel, to Baghdad will find a solution to the crisis of 12 Algerian prisoners who have been in Iraqi prisons since August 2016, and a mysterious fate, despite the fact that their sentences have expired and have not been released or deported to Algeria, as they called upon authorities to intervene urgently to end their tragedies, especially in light of the tense situation in Iraq.

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