Iraq's President Barham Salih has received Josep Borrell EU’s foreign policy chief, on an official visit. The discussion included recent political and security development and the EU’s monitoring and observation mission to Iraq for the upcoming October elections.
US Secretary of State Tony Blinken has visited Doha to discuss Qatar and Turkey's efforts to reopen Kabul airport, delivery of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, and the evacuation of remaining Afghans.
Ahead of the upcoming general elections on Oct.10, the head of Iraq's High Electoral Commission has invited up to 75 international observers and organizations to ensure transparency and a fair electoral process. Despite the preparations, concerns over possible fraud still persist.