Iraq seeks to sign a memorandum of understanding for security cooperation with Australia

Baghdad, Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari revealed the intention of Iraq to sign a memorandum of understanding for bilateral security cooperation between Baghdad and Sydney

Al-Jaafari met with Australian Foreign Minister Maris Bien in the context of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York. The meeting discussed relations between the two countries and means of upgrading them to serve the interests of the two friendly peoples," the Foreign Ministry said.

Al-Jaafari praised "Australia's support for Iraq, particularly in the face of Daesh terrorist gangs," adding that the Iraqi people will not forget who stood in their ordeal. And that Iraq after getting rid of Daesh terrorist gangs began in the stage of reconstruction and construction; because when Daesh be defeated in an area it leaves behind large traces of destruction.

Al-Jaafari expressed Iraq's desire to sign a memorandum of understanding for bilateral security cooperation between Baghdad and Sydney.

For her part, Australian Foreign Minister praised the role of Iraq in the United Nations, and its position in the Treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons, and expressed admiration for the performance of Iraqi security forces in the face of Daesh terrorist gangs and the determination of the Iraqi people.

She stressed that the Australian government will focus its support on Iraq on the humanitarian side, and the return of displaced persons to their areas of residence.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency