-- Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates,
Ayman Safadi, and his Indian counterpart,
Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Monday, discussed
over the phone tension in the Gulf Region.
The two ministers underlined
the risk of escalation and the necessity
of upholding peace and stability, stressing
the importance of Iraq's stability and
Safadi and Jaishankar agreed
that dialogue is the only means to settle
the crisis, which would have grave security
and economic ramifications threatening
regional and international stability.
Also, Safadi received a
phone call from the Canadian Minister
of Foreign Affairs, François-Philippe
Champagne, during which the two ministers
discussed regional developments.
Safadi and Champagne underscored
the importance of concerted effort to
de-escalate regional tension by exploring
diplomatic solutions to the crisis.
Protecting Iraqi stability
and security is a necessity to protect
regional and international security, and
prevent terrorist groups from rebuilding
their forces, they added.
The two ministers emphasized
the significance of the international
coalition against terrorism that still
poses a security and ideological threat.
Safadi and Champagne
agreed on continuing cooperation and coordination
about effort aimed at overcoming regional
crises and achieving stability and security.