Iraq's President Barham Salih received on Tuesday Archbishop Avak Asadourian, Head of the Armenian Orthodox Church in Iraq and his accompanying delegation, at the Presidential Office in Baghdad.
Salih indicated that the Armenians are a fundamental component of the Iraqi social fabric.
The President lauded the Armenians’ determination to uphold their national identity and to coexist peacefully with the rest of the Iraqi communities.
He expressed His Excellency’s readiness to support their legitimate demands for a free and dignified life with the rest of the people of Iraq.
For his part, Archbishop Asadourian appreciated the President’s role in the convergence of views of all Iraqi communities and the enhancement of the spirit of national understanding.
During the meeting, they conversed about the need for paying attention to a greater role for Armenians in the legislative and executive institutions.
– Side of the meeting