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The media office of the Iraqi president said in a statement, “The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, received Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar at Baghdad Palace to discuss relations between the two countries, and ways to develop prospects for cooperation in various fields in accordance with the common interests between the two friendly countries and peoples, and to establish respect for the sovereignty of Iraq and the role of His armed forces are to protect his security and his land, and not to be a starting point for attacking anyone, in addition to discussing developments in the regional and international situations of common interest. “
President Saleh stressed the importance of reducing tensions in the region and relying on constructive dialogue in resolving unresolved issues and strengthening regional cooperation and coordination in order to continue the war on terrorism, respecting sovereignty and rejecting interventions and attacks, and in a way that achieves security and economic stability.
For his part, the Turkish Defense Minister affirmed his country’s support for the sovereignty and stability of Iraq, and Ankara’s keenness to enhance joint cooperation and coordination, pointing to the need to reduce tensions and use the language of dialogue with the situations in the region.