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George Maior, State Secretary and chief of Department for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Defence Policy received Mr. Labeed Majaeed Abbawi, deputy minister of Foreign Affairs of Iraq Monday, June 14, 04 at the Ministry of National Defence headquarters.

This occasion Mr. Maior stressed on the importance of resumption of the political contacts with the Iraqi Government and saluted the adoption of the UN Resolution no. 1546 creating the frame for establishing the sovereign interim new Government and ensuring the representance of the Iraqi state in the international organisms and establishing in general terms the mandate of the forces of Coalition. In this context, State Secretary Maior re-affirmed the Romanian diposibility to contribute as a member of the Council of Security to the support of the processes of stabilization and economic development in Iraq and Middle East and assured the Iraqi deputy minister of Foreign Affairs on the firm decision of Romania to support the Iraqi process of transition towards a democratic society.

The two officials re-affirmed the desire to increase the defence cooperation stressing on the increase of the military relations and assistance to the Iraqi Armed Forces. Mr. Maior stressed that “the presence of the Romanian military in Iraq will be maintained as long as it will be necessary and as long as the Iraqi Government will want to”. The Iraqi dignitary appreciated the participation of the Romanian Armed Forces to the mission of stabilization and the cooperation between the Iraqi and the Romanian military acting within the Coalition as a start for defining the inner capacity of stabilization of Iraq.


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