Lecture on Iraqi diplomacy towards Eastern Europe at the center for international studies
Assistant professor Dr. Azhar al-Gharbawi, an instructor at the center for strategic and international studies delivered a lecture entitled “Iraqi diplomacy towards Eastern Europe: Serbia as a model” in the presence of a number of instructors from and outside the center. Al-Gharbawi in her lecture shed light on the Iraqi-Serbian ties and the nature of Iraqi diplomacy with Yugoslavia since the 1970s and the development that happened after the fall of the former regime in the field of diplomatic and political relations, such as volume of trade, military and armament cooperation, cultural relations, scholarships in conjunction with the urgent need for more informal or popular diplomatic relations like festivals, symposiums, sports, cultural and literary events that contribute to the development of relations in the future. Dr. Al-Gharbawi raised several recommendations in this regard such as that focus on security and stability in Iraq that would enhance effective diplomacy with Serbia and all other countries. The lecture was followed by scientific and political discussion that has enriched this topic for the purpose of serving the Iraqi position and enhances its political status globally.