Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides shared on Thursday a telephone conversation with the new Foreign Minister of Iraq Fuad Hussein.
The two Ministers reaffirmed their commitment to work together to enhance stability and cooperation in the broader region and strengthen economic ties between Cyprus and Iraq, and to bolster EU-Iraq relations.
In a tweet Christodoulides congratulated the new Iraqi FM on the assumption of his duties.
The 22-member government of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi was complete on June 6 when the country’s parliament gave its vote of confidence to seven cabinet ministers, including Hussein.
The remaining 15 ministers were approved last month, ending months of deadlock following the resignation of former PM Adel Abdul Mahdi, who stepped down following unprecedented protests, which began in October, over corruption in government and unemployment.
FM @Christodulides congratulated new #Iraqi FM @Fuad_Hussein1 on assumption of duties. Ministers reaffirmed i.a. commitment to work together to:— Cyprus MFA (@CyprusMFA) June 18, 2020
enhance stability & coop. in broader region on basis of #InternationalLaw,
strengthen economic ties and #EU-#Iraq rel's. pic.twitter.com/clzZQWye0V