The President of the Republic Receives the Italian Ambassador

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H.E. Dr. Fuad Masum the President of the Republic received Mr. Marco Carnelos the Ambassador of the Italian Republic to Iraq on the occasion of the end of his duties, at the Presidential Office in Baghdad, this morning, Wednesday, November 1, 2017,
During the meeting, President Masum lauded the depth of friendship and cooperation between the two countries and the need to further developing these ties in the economic and investment fields. His Excellency valued Italy's support for Iraq in the military field, in an indication to the contribution of Italian military experts in the training of the Iraqi security forces. He also stressed the aspiration of Iraq to benefit from Italian expertise in the fields of protection of dams, archeological sites and the restoration of the ancient Iraqi art heritage, which was subjected to barbaric destruction, theft and smuggling by ISIS terrorist
President Masum also pointed out that Iraq has won against terrorism, thanks to the will of all Iraqis and the support of friendly countries including Italy and other European countries, hoping Italy to play an active role in the reconstruction plans and economic projects. The President also called for redoubling the cultural and academic cooperation and give special attention to the Iraqi community in Italy.
President Masum wished ambassador Carnelos full success in his future missions, commending his role in strengthening relations between the two friendly countries.
For his part, the Italian ambassador praised the victories achieved by Iraq, affirming the continued support of the government of his country and its keenness to develop bilateral relations between the two countries.


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