ERBIL — Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein on Monday met with the US Special Envoy for Iran, Robert Malley, in Abu Dhabi, discussing the latest security and political developments in the region.
The Iraqi Foreign Ministry said in a press release that Hussein and Malley exchanged views on the recent parliamentary elections in Iraq and the relations between the United States and Iran.
The Iraqi minister stressed "the importance of enhancing stability and introducing opportunities for coordination, especially since Iraq follows the principle of de-escalation and the consequent interests of all parties."
He further referred to "the electoral process that took place on October 10, which reflected a popular demand and expressed the interest of the national forces," the press release continued.
Malley, in return, commended Iraq's "important role" in the region as well as "its quest to link between the countries of the region to resolve differences through dialogue and peaceful methods."
Iraq held the parliamentary elections last week while more than 24 million people were eligible to cast their ballots.
The Sadrist Movement of powerful Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has secured 73 seats of the parliament, according to the final uncertified results of the general elections announced by the electoral commission on Saturday night.
In the Kurdistan Region, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has taken the first place by winning 33 seats in the last week's elections in Iraq.