Turkey's FM meets Iraqi Vice-President Hashimi in Ankara

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Monday Turkey was and would be on Iraq's side under all conditions.

Turkey's FM meets Iraqi Vice-President Hashimi in Ankara

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Monday Turkey was and would be on Iraq's side under all conditions.

In a joint press conference with Iraqi Vice-President Tariq al-Hashimi in Ankara, Davutoglu said that al-Hashimi and he discussed the post-election period in Iraq.

I am pleased to see a parliament in Iraq that was formed by wide participation and one that has a high capacity to represent people, Davutoglu said.

Turkey's vision of Iraq is clear as a country with good relations with all groups in Iraq. I am confident that all groups in Iraq will altogether build their country, Davutoglu said.

We view the Iraqi Parliament as one that will possibly shape the next century of Iraq, Davutoglu said.

The new parliament in Iraq provides a new chance for Iraq. Iraq should make good use of this chance, Davutoglu said.

We believe all political parties in Iraq will act with a strong sense of consciousness. I want to announce that Turkey is and will be on Iraq's side under all circumstances and conditions, Davutoglu also said.

Iraqi Vice-President Tariq al-Hashimi, in his part, said that he was pleased to be in "brotherly Republic of Turkey".

On Sunday, I met with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and discussed issues pertaining to the two countries.

Minister Davutoglu and I noticed that our relations are very constructive and we agreed that high level meetings should continue among our two countries, al-Hashimi said.

Turkey is a crucial country for Iraq. Turkey's relations with Iraq are constructive, successful and very clean, al-Hashimi said.

My current visit to Ankara takes place as one of the leaders of the al-Iraqiye group and this visit is a continuation of visits made by other leaders in the past, al-Hashimi said.

Asked by a journalist about his would-be attitude towards a new Iraqi government, al-Hashimi said that the most important matter in Iraq was for the political party that won the elections to establish the new government according to the Constitution.

The al-Iraqiye group finished the election as the first party. I condemn the efforts of some people who would like to isolate the al-Iraqiye group, al-Hashimi said.

The inability to form the new government will bring political instability and lead to security problems, al-Hashimi also said.


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