Maliki confirms Iraq’s aspiration to well established strategic relations with Britain

Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki welcomed any initiative to promote British-Iraqi relations and expand cooperation in the areas of political, economic and investment sector to the highest level.

According to a statement issued by the Information Office of the Prime Minister received news agency public opinion a copy of “al-Maliki expressed during a meeting with British delegation headed by Minister of State for the Middle East Alistair Burt, hope to find a firm foundation for strategic relations between the two countries.”

He continued that “the delegation discussed with the development of bilateral relations, as well as discuss regional issues and the crisis in Syria.”

He noted that “al-Maliki reiterated Iraq’s position, which was, and still with a peaceful solution and dialogue to spare Syria more destruction.”

The statement said “it was agreed to set up a ministerial committee to overcome the obstacles that hinder the development of relations between the two countries.”

For his part, the British minister’s participation desire to develop relationships and appreciate Asraankm and clarity vision and your positions, “referring to” increase the number of visits to British officials in recent months they constitute evidence keenness British side to strengthen bilateral relations and to look forward to cooperation in the fields of security and exchange of information and arming and training and monitoring border. “