Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – Iraqi President Barham Salih has said that his country is focusing on restoring peace and security at the current stage following the crushing defeat of the Islamic State terrorist group in 2017.
Salih made the remarks during a meeting Tuesday with visiting Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Abul Gheit at the As Salam palace in Baghdad, the Iraqi presidency said in a press statement.
“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,” Salih said at the meeting.
He also highlighted the important role played by the Arab League to unify “visions of the member states to defuse tensions and find solutions to ongoing crises.”
“Iraq supports all efforts meant to achieve security and stability in the region, and boost joint cooperation ties,” Salih noted.
For his part, Abul Gheit spoke of the latest regional developments and efforts exerted by the Arab League to maintain peace in the Arab countries.
Abul Gheit praised the role played by Iraq to “strengthen and activate joint Arab action and to enhance security and stability in the region as a whole.”