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Iraqi Foreign Minister meets Arab League chief

Baghdad, Sep 3 Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Hakim on Tuesday met Arab League (AL) Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit and regional security ahead of a meeting of Arab Foreign Ministers on September 10.

In a joint press conference after their meeting, Al-Hakim told reporters that “we have discussed the Arab situation in general, the security of the Gulf and navigation, and we clarified Iraq’s position on efforts to ease the tension between the US and Iran in the Gulf”.

His visit comes  when the tensions in the Middle East region is at peak due to the explosions in Syria, lebanon and of arms depots of the paramilitary Hashd Shaabi bases in Iraq.

“Following the great victory over IS militants, our political and security efforts are concentrated on bringing about peace, stability and security in the country to give a push to the reconstruction process and develop economic and service infrastructure,” Iraqi news quoted  Salih as saying.

“We have explained … Iraq’s position on the Israeli attacks against Arab countries,” Al-Hakim said, adding that they also discussed other significant regional issues, Xinhua news agency reported.

 

 

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