Today, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Luigi di Maio, has received the Iraqi Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fuad Hussein.
Minister Di Maio has first renewed his condolences for the tragic fire at the Ibn Al-Khatib hospital in Baghdad. He has then reiterated Italy's ongoing commitment to supporting Iraqi institutions and people to fully stabilise the country, which is crucial for the entire region.
Minister Di Maio has highlighted Italy's contribution to the anti-Daesh Coalition and the NATO mission and has condemned the recent rocket launch at Erbil airport.
Minister Di Maio has reaffirmed the importance of bilateral cooperation, recalling the presence of Italian companies in the country and Italy's commitment to culture and development cooperation, for which Iraq is a priority country.
Finally, the two Ministers have reviewed some of the main issues of regional interest, beginning with Iran.