BAGHDAD / long-Presse
The President of the Republic Fuad Masum, on Monday, the importance of bilateral relations between Iraq and Sweden and expand in all areas, as called for Sweden to participate in the conference for the reconstruction of Iraq scheduled for the beginning of next year, drew Swedish Foreign Minister to renew support for Iraq and its support to him in the face Daash . The Information Office of the President of the Republic, in a statement received (range Press) copy of it, "Fuad Masum, President of the Republic received in the Peace Palace in Baghdad, on Monday afternoon, Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom, accompanied by Defense Minister Peter Hiltqvist". The statement added that "the sovereignty and emphasized the importance of bilateral relations between Iraq and the Kingdom of Sweden and the need to expand in all fields to serve the common interests of the two friendly countries."
The statement continued that "the meeting dealt with the subject of political reform and national reconciliation," noting that infallible stressed "the interdependence between the two."
The President of the Republic to "compatibility between the three presidencies in the context of work in order to achieve the desired reconciliation and community, as, to be the basis for the consolidation of civil peace and to achieve stability and prosperity in the country, "stressing" the need to contribute to the international community in the reconstruction of Iraq. " He called the Kingdom of Sweden to "participate in this conference which is expected to take place early next year." For its part, "reiterated Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom, Sweden's support for Iraq and its support to him in the face of the organization Daash terrorist", saying "the design of her country to improve relations between the two countries to a higher levels, as well as Sweden ready to move forward in providing political, military and humanitarian support, especially with regard to relief and contribute to the displaced return to their homes. " Wallstrom praised the "efforts infallible president on the road to the consolidation of national reconciliation", expressing "support Sweden and the European Union to Iraq sought to achieve national unity." It is noteworthy that Iraq and Sweden have enjoyed political and economic relations with distinct and officials exchange visits on a permanent basis to discuss the latest developments in various fields, notably security and counter Daash. In another context, praised Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, with the support of Sweden to Iraq and its refugees, who make up 2% of the total refugees from Sweden.
He said Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, in a joint press conference with his Swedish Margot Wallström and Minister of the Swedish defense in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and attended by the (long-Presse), "We appreciate Sweden's position in support of Iraq and the importance of Wallström's visit to Iraq." Jaafari said he "discussed with Wallström refugees in Sweden, who make up 2% of the total refugees in Sweden and decisions of the Conference of us regarding the Syria file," and expressed "hope that reflected positively on the ground." For its part, Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström said in an interview that "the Iraqis are committed to communicating with their country of Iraq. We want to help them and help the Iraqi government and we will go to Arbil to meet the Swedes advisers who provide support for the Iraqi government." Swedish Foreign Minister, adding that "the country has received about 100 000 refugees from different nationalities", stressing "respect for their entry to Sweden." For his part, Defence Minister Peter Hiltqvist Suwaidi said at the press conference that "the Swedish parliament to vote on the extension of the work of Swedish troops in Iraq in conjunction with the international coalition."
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