- Secretary General of the NATO alliance, Jens Stonelberg, arrived in Baghdad on Monday for a visit that included a meeting with President Fuad Masum, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, During the current week, two official Iranian delegations to expand bilateral relations between the two parties and sign agreements with the competent authorities in the economic and trade fields on a two-day visit.
The head of the parliamentary foreign relations committee, Abdul Bari Zebari, told al-Sabah that "the Secretary-General's visit to NATO is a diplomatic one and coincides with the transition from war to victory over gangs.
Zebari pointed out that "the Iraqi forces have had great experience over the past years and whatever evolved, the European armies need the experience of the Iraqi army in the rules of engagement and the way to collide with the terrorist groups fierce," pointing out that "among the objectives of the visit to establish a mechanism to maintain coordination and communication between Iraq and "NATO" especially in terms of military. "
For all Europe’s misgivings about the new president’s isolationism, we will need him to ensure our security
Saturday 28 January 2017 07.00 GMT
By Natalie Nougayrede
If the US turns its back on the principles of solidarity, everyone loses.
Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters