HIS EMINENCE RECEIVING THE AMBASSADOR OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
IT IS IMPERATIVE TO RESPECT PEOPLES' IDENTITIES, MORALS, SANCTITIES AND RELIGION, PROTESTING AGAINST RAISING THE GAY FLAG BY THE MISSION EARLIER
* The European Union calls for the development of
economic work with Iraq to serve the peoples and solve each other's problems.
* We call on the humanitarian world
to stand with Iraq to solve the crisis of services and unemployment.
His Eminence (may Allah prolong his life) welcomed His Excellency the
Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Iraq Martin Hutt and his
He (may Allah prolong his life) stressed the necessity and importance of
the culture of respect of opinion that does not go beyond the sacred things,
traditions, identities, values, morals, and religion of the people, and to work
on developing and intermarriage of ideas regarding the common opinions and
goals of the two parties in order for freedoms and respect of opinions be
developed and grown as long as it does not harm any party, adding that especially since Iraq is the host country,
and the guest must be within the framework of respecting the country's rules,
religion and sanctities.
His Eminence (may Allah prolong his life) presented his protest against
raising the gay flag at the European Union mission in Iraq in Baghdad earlier,
considering it an encroachment on the values and principles of hospitality,
as well as the fundamentals of Iraq.
His Eminence (may Allah prolong his life) also called during the meeting
on the importance of developing Iraqi-European relations, especially in the
economic side, with a view to serving the people of Iraq and the countries of
the European Union in accordance with common interests, indicating in this
regard the importance of supporting Iraq to reduce unemployment suffered by the
Iraqi people, advising in this regard, governments to invest in Iraq and
implement their projects on Iraqi soil to reduce the phenomenon of unemployment
to overcome many of the sub-problems.
His Eminence (may Allah prolong his life) urged to the importance of
Iraq’s support to contribute to raising the problem of utilities such as
electricity, water, and the housing crisis, and to provide European expertise
and investments in line with the humanitarian message that Europe holds its
For his part, Haut affirmed his thanks and gratitude for the welcoming,
and how happy he was to visit Najaf, the honorable and religious authorities in
it, while he presented in the hands of His Eminence (may Allah prolong his
life) the emblem of the European Union as a message of gratitude and thanks to
the positions of the wise religious authority to achieve peace as he put it.