Former Iraqi prime minister in Ankara for talks on Iraq's security

Iran Materials 25 December 2006 15:32 (UTC +04:00)

(Cihan) - Former Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi arrived in Ankara on Sunday to hold talks on Iraq's security.

After his meetings in the Middle East, Allawi, will meet Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul as part of his meetings in Turkish capital, reports Trend.

Adnan Pachachi, the former head of the Iraqi Governing Council and former Parliament Speaker, accompanies Allawi during his two-day meetings in Turkey.

Iyad Allawi, a secular Shiite, leads the Iraqi National Concord movement that calls for ending all armed militia and other similar groups for the peace in Iraq.

Pachachi, also a serving MP in the Iraqi Parliament, is one of the leading Sunni Arabs in Iraq.

Allawi, the first prime minister after Saddam Hussein, the ousted leader of Iraq, paid a visit to Ankara during his term of office as Iraqi premier.

On Sunday, Allawi met Amr Moussa, secretary general of Arab League, in Cairo as part of his meetings in search for supports for peace in Iraq and in the region.