MED Dialogues. Minister Alfano meets his Iraqi counterpart: "Now the top priority is the stabilisation of the liberated areas for a pluralistic and non-sectarian Iraq
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MED Dialogues. Minister Alfano meets his Iraqi counterpart: "Now the top priority is the stabilisation of the liberated areas for a pluralistic and non-sectarian Iraq

Date:

12/01/2017


MED Dialogues. Minister Alfano meets his Iraqi counterpart:

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Angelino Alfano, met today with his Iraqi counterpart, Ibrahim Al-Jafaari, on the sidelines of the MED Dialogues in Rome.First of all, Minister Alfano conveyed his congratulations for the Iraqi government liberating Daesh's last strongholds, underlining that "now the top priority is the stabilisation of the liberated areas for a pluralistic and non-sectarian Iraq, where the Sunni element can find its right place.""For this we look forward to the political elections to be held in May 2018. We welcome the acceptance by the Kurdish authorities of the ruling by the Iraqi Federal Supreme Court, declaring the Kurdish independence referendum unconstitutional," said Alfano."Italy will stand by Iraq also in the post-Daesh phase," Minister Alfano underlined. "We are determined above all to continue training police forces, which we believe plays an essential role in ensuring the stabilisation and the establishment of the rule of law in the liberated areas, and in developing investigative and counterterrorism capabilities and skills."Finally, Alfano pointed out that "from 2005 to date, Italy's cooperation projects in Iraq have amounted to 300 million euros, between grants and aid financing." The Minister also added that "since 2016 Italy has allocated a total of 10.7 million euros for emergency programmes to protect internally displaced people."ll ministro degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale, Angelino Alfano, ha incontrato oggi il suo omologo iracheno, Ibrahim Al-Jafaari, a margine dei MED Dialogues.

 


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