Baghdad, The Head of the State of Law Coalition, Nouri al-Maliki, discussed with the Italian Ambassador to Iraq, Maurizio Cricanti, bilateral relations.
During the meeting, according to a statement by Al-Maliki’s office, they discussed the future of bilateral relations between the two friendly countries, and developments in the political and security situation in the region and the world.
Al-Maliki stressed the importance of increasing aspects of cooperation and coordination between Iraq and Italy in all issues of common interest, expressing his hope that Italy would deal with Iraq directly, away from any other addresses.
He explained that the new government has strengths and qualifications for success despite the challenges it faces and the heavy legacy left by the previous government.
The head of the State of Law coalition indicated that the measures taken by the government today in terms of changes represent a step in the context of overcoming the crisis of raising the exchange rate, despite the presence of political parties trying to invest and exploit the crises to employ them politically.
For his part, Ambassador Krikanti congratulated Al-Maliki on forming the government, expressing his appreciation for Iraq and his leadership’s keenness to consolidate relations with Italy, inviting him to visit Rome as soon as possible.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency