The Prime Minister, Muhammad Al-Sudani, affirmed that: the homeland accommodates all fraternal sects and religions that are united by the one tent of Iraq, which is protected by the force of law and the constitution, indicating that the doors of his office are open to all sects of the country and communication with everyone.
A statement by his media office said that the Prime Minister, Muhammad al-Sudani, received today, Saturday, the Patriarch of the Eastern Church in Iraq and the world, His Beatitude Mar Cokerkis III Younan and his accompanying delegation.
Al-Sudani welcomed the Christian delegation, expressing his optimism about the election of a young Iraqi Christian figure at the head of the ancient Eastern Church, stressing the vastness of the homeland for all sects and fraternal religions that unite the tent of one Iraq, which is protected by the force of law and the constitution, and that the doors of his office are open to all sects of the country and communication with everyone.
He referred to the foundation of inclusive citizenship for Iraqis, which is getting stronger through diversity, and openness to accepting the other, a foundation that terrorism tried to strike and failed to do so, stressing that Christians are a basic component of the country, and we commend their national stances and their contribution to building Iraq.
For his part, His Beatitude the Patriarch expressed his appreciation for Al-Sudani’s positions and his comprehensive view of equality in citizenship for all Iraqi sects and nationalities, stressing the decision of the Eastern Patriarchate to return to the motherland, its natural home more than a thousand years ago, in light of the security and stability that Iraq is experiencing.
He also expressed his rejection and condemnation of the deviant attacks that affected the Holy Quran, and his condemnation of the insult to Islamic sanctities, appreciating the good handling of the situation by the Prime Minister, and his assurances that these abnormal positions do not represent the lofty Christian values and Christians, or freedom of expression, in any way.