For Europe Day, over 400 guests from Embassies of EU Member States and other countries, plus key international and Iraqi partners, joined the European Union Delegation to Iraq and EUAM Iraq.
The European Union Ambassador to Iraq, Mr Ville Varjola, confirmed the EU's "continuous support to Iraq's stability, sovereignty, and prosperity."
In his address, EUAM Iraq Head of Mission, Mr Anders Wiberg, commended the "outspoken commitment" of the Iraqi leaders "who are spearheading efforts to institutionalise modern policing and effective inter-agency cooperation in the Iraqi civilian security sector."
On his part, Iraq’s Minister of Interior, Mr Abdul Amir Al-Shammari, invited the "European Union and EUAM Iraq to support the security services of the Ministry of Interior" and "to open a new prospect for cooperation after many years of cooperating with the EU which were very useful."
Finally, Iraq's Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Planning, Dr Hisham Al-Alawi, underlined the "important role played by the EUAM Iraq to offer strategic consultations to develop the security sector and its big efforts to fight terrorism in Iraq."