BAGHDAD - Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari received a copy of the credentials of New Zealand's new non-resident ambassador to Iraq, Bradley Saouden.
Al-Jaafari praised the New Zealand's support for Iraq and its support for security, training, armament and political and international levels.
He added: "Iraq has just emerged from a global war in which more than / 120 / nationality represent the terrorists of Daesh, as well as that there are involved in the support the gangs of Daesh in Iraq and supported by various types of support from training and arming and transfer and Iraq has emerged victorious."
"The Foreign Ministry is ready to provide all that is possible for the success of the New Zealand mission in Baghdad and Iraq's efforts to strengthen the relationship with New Zealand,"
For his part, New Zealand's new non-resident ambassador in Iraq during the meeting congratulated the victory of our armed forces in the battles to liberate Mosul, and expressed his government's commitment to support Iraq, especially in fighting Daesh gangs. "
The two sides discussed during the meeting, according to the statement, "the relations between the two countries and the prospects for upgrading them to the aspirations of the two friendly peoples."
Source: National Iraqi News Agency