The Swedish ambassador to Iraq said his country will keep sending humanitarian aids to Iraq, and has already allocated 200M kronas for this purpose. This came in a meeting held between his Eminence at his office in Baghdad on Thursday, January 22, 2015 and the ambassador of Sweden to Iraq, Jörgen Lindström.
Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, expressed his extreme appreciation for the humanitarian aids provided by the Kingdom of Sweden, hoping for stronger Iraqi-Swedish relations in all domains including providing Iraq with security assistance and expertise in its war against the terrorist groups. The head of the Council explained that the huge challenges the country is facing, particularly the economic crisis, can turn into an opportunity to liberate the Iraqi economy from its full dependency on oil returns, calling on the political blocs to exploit the current political harmony in the country to make big, impressive achievements in the governmental platform.
For his part, the ambassador appreciated Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim’s efforts in all domains, attributing all the achievements made by the Iraqi government to such effective and diligent efforts, while maintaining that the new Swedish government that was formed during the last fall submitted a request to the Parliament to send security experts and trainers to Iraq in the next stage and that it is determined to do it as soon as possible so as to help the Iraqi forces in their anti-terrorism war. According to him, he listened to his Eminence’s viewpoints about the different issues that concern the common interests of both friend countries.
The ambassador also said his country wishes to build stronger relations with Iraq in all domains in the best interest of both friend countries.