The President of the Republic, Abdul Latif Jamal Rashid, stressed today, Sunday, the need to work to give a realistic picture of stability and positive developments in the country to the countries of the world.
The Presidency of the Republic stated in a statement that “the President of the Republic received, at the Baghdad Palace, the Commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) mission in Iraq, Giovanni Iannucci, on the occasion of the end of his duties, and he was accompanied by Jose Anthony, the new Commander of the NATO mission in Iraq.”
He added, “The President of the Republic expressed, at the outset of the meeting, his thanks and appreciation for the efforts made by Giovanni during his tenure in Baghdad, wishing him success in his future duties.”
The statement indicated that “the President of the Republic welcomed the new Commander of the mission, wishing him success in his duties in Iraq, praising the efforts of the NATO mission in training and developing the capabilities of the Iraqi security forces,” stressing that “the security situation in Iraqi cities has been restored after the elimination of terrorist gangs, and the necessity work to give a realistic picture of stability and positive developments in the country to the countries of the world.
He pointed to “the challenges facing Iraq, especially in the field of water scarcity,” expressing his hope “to reach understandings about Iraq’s share of water.”
He stressed, “Iraq’s keenness to build balanced relations while preserving our independence in decision-making.”
For their part, the outgoing and new leaders of the NATO mission expressed their “thanks and appreciation to the President of the Republic for the warm reception,” and affirmed “the alliance’s commitment to supporting the security and stability of Iraq and the safety of its citizens.”
The two leaders praised, according to the statement, “the stability of the situation in Iraq in recent years,” and expressed their hope for “the visit of the President of the Republic to NATO.”/ End
Source: National Iraqi News Agency