[size=36]Al-Maliki: Iraq is witnessing the beginning of the launch of a major reconstruction campaign[/size]
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Al-Maliki's office stated in a statement, a copy of which was received by Mawazine News, that "the head of the State of Law coalition, Nouri al-Maliki, received in his office today the new United Kingdom ambassador to Iraq, Stephen Hitchen," noting, "Al-Maliki welcomed Ambassador Hitchin and wished him success in his new mission as ambassador." To his country in Baghdad.
He added, "The two sides reviewed the latest developments in the political and security situation and the repercussions of regional and international events."
Al-Maliki stressed that "Iraq has close relations with the United Kingdom in various fields," noting that "Iraq is experiencing a state of political and security stability and is witnessing the beginning of the launch of a major reconstruction campaign."
He continued, "Iraq is preparing to hold local elections at the end of this year that will contribute to the return of local governments to their effectiveness in order to provide the best services to the Iraqi citizen."
For his part, the ambassador expressed his happiness to represent his country in Iraq, his readiness for joint work and coordination, and his aspiration to do what he can to advance the distinguished relations between the two countries.