Manama, 20 November 2021 (TDI):  Foreign Minister of Iraq, Fouad Hussein, met Yemeni Foreign Minister Awad Bin Mubarak, yesterday, in Manama. International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) hosted the Manama Dialogue as Regional Security Summit.

Dialogue is the best way forward

During the meeting, both leaders discussed ways to enhance the brotherly ties in order to pursue aspirations fulfilling vital interests. Iraqi Foreign Minister laid stress upon dialogue option to be the best way forward. This can be ensured by avoiding the negative factors impeding security and development.

Need to end the crisis

The Iraqi Foreign Minister expressed concern regarding the political events occurring in Yemen. He stressed the need to end the conflict afflicting the people of Yemen for several years. Fouad also emphasized that Iraq had closely followed the developments occurring in Yemen due to its significant impact upon regional security.


The Yemeni issue is one of the concerns of Iraqi politics. Iraqi Foreign Minister pointed out that Iraq’s geopolitical position can be instrumental in ending the war. 

Yemen prioritizes internal dialogue

The Yemeni Foreign Minister Ahmad Awad Bin Mubarak stated that ‘Iraq and Yemen are two pillars of Arab security.’ Ahmad condemned the assassination on the life of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. He further stated that the reason: ‘because it exacerbates the crisis and violence.’ Dialogue underscores the Yemeni Government’s serious approach,’ he continued ‘to reach a peace agreement for ending the conflict.’

Yemeni representatives prioritized the enhancement of cultural cooperation between the two countries.

Manama Dialogue enhancing regional security

Manama Dialogue has brought together countries, experts, media, businesses, and organizations. Yemen-Iraq relations received a huge boost as both countries utilized regional security forums. Yemeni Foreign Minister also met GCC representatives at the sidelines of the summit.