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EU underlines strong support to the transitional government in Iraq

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Brussels, July 18, IRNA
The Council of European Union Foreign Ministers meeting in Brussels Monday reaffirmed its ''strong support'' for the Iraqi Transitional Government (ITG) and for the priorities set out by Prime Minister Ibrahim Ja'afari.

The Council in its draft conclusions, seen by IRNA, called on the states of the region to cooperate with Iraq to prevent cross-border transit and support for terrorists, to strengthen good neighbourly relations, to improve regional security and to give their full support to Iraq's political process.

The conclusions are expected to be adopted by the EU ministers Monday evening.

The Council reiterated its firmest condemnation of the terrorist acts, murder and hostage-takings in Iraq.

The Council also reiterated its commitment to continue efforts to deepen relations between the EU and Iraq with the aim of establishing a regular political dialogue.


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