Al-Nujaifi hands Iraq's Syria plan to Turkey

President of the National Assembly of Iraq Al-Nujaifi on Wednesday handed over Iraq's proposal to Turkey for peaceful solution in Syria

Al-Nujaifi hands Iraq's Syria plan to Turkey

World Bulletin/News Desk

President of the National Assembly of Iraq Osama Al-Nujaifi on Wednesday handed over Iraq's proposal to Turkey for peaceful solution in Syria.

Following his meetings with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan,Turkish Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Turkey's capital Ankara, Nujaifi said, they conducted meetings over many issues regarding two countries.

"We think that we should act together for issues that turned into crisis," said Al-Nujaifi and added, "We seek to create a solution with Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia to avoid the risk of expansion of Syria crisis across all region".

Al-Nujaifi handed over Iraq's proposal to Turkey for peaceful solution in Syria.

Pointing that the diplomatic relations between Turkey and Iraq should be improved, Al-Nujaifi noted that Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari will visit Turkey in the near future.

 Al-Nujaifi had held talks with Davutoglu earlier. The two leaders discussed bilateral relations and the Syrian conflict, according to diplomatic sources.

Davutoglu underlined that claims suggesting Turkey has been pursuing a policy based on sectarian line were not "true". On contrary he said, "Turkey is in contact with different groups in Iraq".

In response, Al-Nujaifi stressed that all part of society in Iraq "love" Turkey, saying all wish for development in relations.

Turkish FM underlined the conflict and human tragedy in Syria threaten the region as a whole, and all states in the region should show their attitude openly.

Davutoglu expressed President Bashar Al Assad who attacked civilians with chemical gas has no place in Syria's future.

Iraqi speaker and the delegation insisted the need for an end to bloodshed in Syria and said Iraq wants to cooperate with Turkey in that regard.

Cicek and his Iraqi counterpart Osama Al-Nujaifi criticized the international society's approach to the Syrian regime's chemical attack on civilians.

Turkish Speaker Cicek expressed the need to end bloodshed in Syria after meeting with his Iraqi counterpart on Wednesday.

In response Al-Nujaifi said Baghdad and Ankara had a responsibility for regional peace and stability, adding that the two states must put in efforts to end the 30-month-old Syria conflict.

Last Mod: 12 Eylül 2013, 11:26
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