The Conference for Cooperation and Partnership held on Saturday in Baghdad is an important step in efforts to support Iraq’s sovereignty and stability and promote de-escalation, dialogue and regional solutions to problems in the Gulf.
The European Union commends the Government of Iraq, with the support of France, for rendering this event possible, showing the crucial bridge-building role the country can play in the region. The EU wholeheartedly welcomes these efforts, which it stands ready to continue supporting.
This Conference shows the way forward for the region, based on partnership and cooperation. It is an opportunity that should not be missed.