CAIRO, July 17 (Xinhua) -- Arab League (AL) Secretary General Ahmed Abul Gheit on Monday stressed the necessity of maintaining the unity of Iraq.
The AL chief made the remarks during his meeting with Permanent Representative of Iraq to the Arab League Habib al Sadr.
Ambassador al Sadr affirmed Iraq's commitment to backing the activities of the AL, in light of the current financial crisis facing the pan Arab body.
He briefed the AL chief on the latest developments in Iraq, concerning the operation to liberate al Mosul as well as the referendum set to be held in Kurdistan.
Iraq's anti-terror efforts and measures were also highlighted by al Sadr.
Abul Gheit, meanwhile, congratulated the Iraqi representative on the liberation of the Daesh-controlled al Mosul city, Spokesman for the AL chief Mahmoud Afify said.
The AL chief reiterated his full support for efforts exerted by Iraq and its army to uproot Daesh terrorists.