British foreign minister calls the Iraqi PM
UK supports Iraq’s stability, says Britain’s David Cameron
BAGHDAD, January 22 – UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron held a phone conversation with Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’ Al-Sudani to discuss various aspects of bilateral relations and the regional situation.
During the call, Prime Minister Al-Sudani emphasized the urgent need to halt the ongoing aggression against Gaza and called for collaborative international efforts to prevent further escalation of the conflict. He underlined the far-reaching consequences of the events affecting the Palestinian people, stressing their impact on the wider region.
Prime Minister Al-Sudani also addressed Iraq’s position regarding the presence of the Global Coalition against Daesh (ISIS). He highlighted this stance in light of the increasing capabilities of Iraqi forces, the successful defeat of terrorism, and the establishment of security and stability in the country. He reaffirmed the Iraqi government’s commitment to ensuring the safety of foreign diplomatic missions, embassies, and coalition advisor sites within Iraq.
In response, the former British Prime Minister expressed the United Kingdom’s support for Iraq’s security and stability. He further expressed his country’s backing for efforts aimed at preventing the expansion of conflicts in the Middle East. Cameron emphasized the UK’s ongoing endeavors to facilitate a ceasefire and provide humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people.
Full readout from the prime minister’s media office:
Prime Minister Mohammed S. Al-Sudani received a phone call from the Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom Mr. David Cameron. During the phone call they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and the overall situation in the region.
Prime Minister Al-Sudani stressed the imperative need to halt the aggression against Gaza and called for joint international action to prevent the escalation of the conflict. He highlighted that the repercussions of the events affecting the Palestinian people are now impacting the situation throughout the region.
Prime Minister Al-Sudani addressed Iraq’s stance on the presence of the Global Coalition against Daesh. He emphasized this in light of the increasing capabilities of the Iraqi forces, the defeat of terrorism, and the establishment of security and stability. The Prime Minister stressed the Iraqi government’s commitment to safeguarding foreign diplomatic missions and embassies operating in Iraq, as well as protecting the sites of coalition advisors.
For his part, Secretary Cameron expressed the UK’s support for Iraq’s security and stability. He also voiced support for efforts to prevent the expansion of the conflict in the Middle East. Mr. Cameron emphasized his country’s ongoing endeavors to implement a ceasefire and deliver humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people.