Doha: Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the State of Qatar H E Omar Al Barzanji has expressed his appreciation for the deep relations between his country and the State of Qatar, stressing that these relations are based on historical foundations, social roots and common aspirations for the well-being and progress of the two people.

In a statement to Qatar News Agency on the occasion of Qatar’s National Day, he extended his congratulations to Amir H H Sheikh , Father Amir H H Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and the government and people of the State of Qatar on this national occasion, wishing more progress and prosperity for the State of Qatar.

Qatar-Iraq ties based on historical foundations, common aspirations: Ambassador

He pointed out that the National Day of the State of Qatar is an occasion in which the Republic of Iraq reaffirms the strong relationship between the government and the people in both countries, adding that it is also an occasion to celebrate the achievements Qatar made in all fields.

He stressed that national celebrations are among the best occasions to express pride, solidarity and awareness, noting that Iraq values the excellent level of relations that bind the two country, and is always looking forward to elevating this relationship to higher levels in the future.

He said Iraq-Qatar ties are historically solid, close and deep, stemming from the customs and traditions that unite the two brotherly people, adding that the relations are moving towards broader horizons and cooperation based on the common interest that benefits the two brotherly countries. The Ambassador also praised the way the State of Qatar dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic, saying that Qatar succeeded to a great extent and helped alleviate this pandemic and its repercussions.

He pointed out that this was clear in the speech of Amir H H Sheikh , during the opening of the 49th session of the Shura Council, which included a vision, that closely resembled the vision of the Iraqi government, that focuses on working to achieve economic diversity in the country while preserving the development of oil sectors and encouraging investment, in addition to taking large and rapid measures to limit this pandemic and emphasizing precautionary measures, and not sacrificing the health of people or the country’s economy.

The Ambassador stressed that National Day celebration reflects the desire to revive history for the youth and future generation and benefit from that by linking the past with the present and gaining experience in shaping the future.

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