Iraqi Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani, on Monday, confirmed to a number of ambassadors and representatives of diplomatic missions working in the country, the commitment to the “Vienna” agreement, stressing the non-progression of conflicts or the settlement of accounts.
This happened during the reception, today, by a number of ambassadors and representatives of diplomatic missions from the European Union and a number of friendly countries, according to a statement reported to Shafaq News agency.
The Prime Minister, during the meeting, stressed the necessity of renouncing hate speech and extremism, which is manifested in practices offensive to the sanctities and beliefs of the people, including the incident of insulting and encroaching on the sanctity of the Qur’an and the Iraqi science, pointing out the danger of such practices that threaten security and community peace. Apart from the fact that these attacks have nothing to do with the concepts of freedom of expression, we call on the European Union to take steps to combat these racist acts and all that incites violence.
The Prime Minister confirmed the responsibility of the government and its importance in protecting and ensuring the security and safety of all accredited diplomatic missions in Baghdad, noting that Iraq is committed to this responsibility in accordance with the provisions of the Vienna Convention on the Organization of Diplomatic Relations.
Also, the emphasis on the continuity of the government by facilitating the operation of foreign companies in Iraq, and the commitment to agreements and economic partnerships with the world countries.
He pointed out that the government adopts the principle of balance in its foreign policy with the countries of the region and the world, and will not allow Iraq to be drawn into conflicts or to be an arena for settling accounts, rather it strives to play a leading role in the region, and be a place for meeting and building partnerships, through the policy of balance in the management of relations, or through the strategic projects that have been proposed recently, such as the legitimate development path and energy projects, which will work to achieve economic integration with the countries of the region, in order to promote regional and international security and stability