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Statement of MZVEZ SR on Developments in Iraq and the Middle East Region

Statement of MZVEZ SR on Developments in Iraq and the Middle East Region

8.1.2020 | Vyhlásenia a stanoviská ministerstva |

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic considers the current situation in Iraq and the Middle East Region dangerous and supports the calls for restraint and for putting an end to the escalation of tension which may seriously jeopardise the stability and security of the region. In this regard, the Ministry calls upon all stakeholder countries to give priority to a diplomatic dialogue when seeking solutions to this complex situation not only in Iraq but in the broader Middle East Region. The Foreign Affairs Ministry condemns any violation of international law, particularly that of the UN Charter, which has been a pillar of international security. It makes an appeal to all the players to comply with the standards of international law, including international humanitarian law. The MZVEZ also emphasizes that the Slovak Republic is ready to actively participate and assist the government of Iraq with the stabilisation of the country and the training of the Iraqi security forces.