Iraq: Foreign Relations:Written question - 900304

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Asked on: 05 November 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Iraq: Foreign Relations
Commons
What diplomatic steps he is taking to improve UK relations with the Government of Iraq.
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Answered by: Dr Andrew Murrison
Answered on: 05 November 2019

The Government has developed a close bilateral relationship with Iraq, including hosting a successful visit by President Salih in July and ensuring regular ministerial contact since. I met the Iraqi Ambassador yesterday and spoke to Iraqi Foreign Minister Al-Hakim this morning. The Foreign Secretary spoke to Prime Minister Abdul Mehdi last month. In each conversation we have raised our concerns about the handling of the recent protests, urging restraint and proportionality.

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