Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, said it is crucial to build more developed and open relations between Iraq and Turkey in many areas especially as new governments are taking shape in Baghdad and Ankara, reiterating that the promoting the relations between both countries is in the best interest of the both neighbor peoples and countries, not to mention the stability and security in the region.
This came during a meeting held between his Eminence at his office in Baghdad on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, and his Excellency, Mr. Farouq Qaimajga, the Turkish Ambassador in Baghdad, during which they discussed the bilateral relations between both countries and the latest developments in Iraq and in the region.
 
For his part, the Turkish Ambassador said his government supports Iraq in its war against terrorism, stating that the formation of the Iraqi government prior to the expiry of the due constitutional deadline would increase the international and regional support for Iraq, thus enabling it to fight terrorism and ensure welfare, security and stability to the Iraqi people and the peoples of the region.