Al-Maliki to the Ambassadors of the Scandinavian countries: Iraq is committed to the expulsion of foreign combat forces from its lands and only the advisory teams

Baghdad Head of the State of Law Coalition, Nouri al-Maliki, affirmed that Iraq is committed to expelling foreign combat forces from its lands and to be satisfied with advisory teams.

The media office of the President of the Coalition stated: "Al-Maliki met today with the Ambassadors of the Scandinavian countries (Sweden, Finland, Denmark, the Chargé d'Affairs of Norway) to Iraq. During the meeting, they exchanged views on the developments in Iraq and the region, and the ongoing preparations to contest early legislative elections."

Al-Maliki indicated that Iraq seeks to strengthen its relations with all countries of the world, including the Nordic countries (Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway), and cooperation in the field of energy and alternative energy, indicating that the general trend in the country is with the creation of an appropriate and safe environment for investment in various fields and enhances the process of development and creation Job opportunities for young people.

The head of the State of Law coalition stressed that the upcoming elections should enjoy appropriate conditions to ensure wide participation to be an expression of the will of the Iraqi people, and through which a coalition government is formed that undertakes the tasks of maintaining security and activating reconstruction and investment and includes various components and is not limited to one party without another.

He explained that Iraq is committed to expelling foreign combat forces from its lands and to be satisfied with the advisory teams that assist the security forces in the logistical and training fields, expressing his hope that the position of all Iraq's friends will be supportive of it away from interfering in its internal affairs.

The head of the State of Law coalition valued the positions of the European Union and the Nordic countries to support the political process in the country, explaining that the forums that Iraq holds with international and regional parties were one of the adopters of the first permanent governments that were formed in the country after 2003.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency