Baghdad Summit
For the parliaments of the neighbouring countries of Iraq
Under the slogan:

Iraq, stability and development

Apr 20, 2019

Final communiqué

We are the heads of parliaments and representative councils of the neighbouring countries of Iraq, meeting in Baghdad on Saturday 15 Shaban 1440 AH – 20 April 2019 AD at a summit the first of its kind, at the invitation of the Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives Mr. Mohammed al-Halboosi, and based on our common historical relations, and in order to enhance the depth of our community relations, and in our interest to the future of Iraq and its people and the future of the peoples of our region in general, we affirm the following:

First: The participants affirm the support of the stability of Iraq and the preservation of its territorial integrity and its social fabric, after its great victory over ISIS organisation, and they consider the stability of Iraq is necessary in the stability of the region, and contributes to its return with all its political and economic weight and creative human resources to its Arab and regional environment, to be an attraction and meeting point as its parliamentary and governmental policy stated for maintaining relations of neighbourly relations with all and without interference in its internal affairs.

Second: The participants affirm that the victory achieved by Iraq on ISIS organization has become a common ground for all the peoples of the region; to start a new page of cooperation and building and support the community dialogue, to build mutual understandings on new bases in the future based on supporting development and investment and building a network of relations Integration among their peoples.

Third: Emphasizing the importance of supporting moderation and combating extremism in all its forms, especially as the people of the region are those who pay the price of extremism.

Fourth: The participants affirm the support of the process of building, reconstruction and development in Iraq, and encourage investment opportunities in various fields of education, health, industry, information technology, culture, trade, finance, free zones and other life facilities, both in the public and private sectors and supporting the reconstruction of liberated cities from ISIS and rehabilitate its infrastructure to provide job opportunities for returning displaced people to their cities.

Fifth: Emphasizing the support of the political process and democracy in Iraq in all its tracks, which resulted in the holding of elections and the completion of the selection of the three presidencies according to constitutional entitlements, so as to ensure the participation of all components and political forces; to achieve a prosperous future for the people of Iraq.