The Iraqi President, Abdul Latif Rashid, received on May 21 the new commander of the NATO Mission in Iraq (NMI), Lieutenant General Jose Antonio Aguero Martinez.
Martinez will lead the NMI, succeeding Commander Giovanni Iannucci, according to the Iraqi News Agency (INA).
Rashid stated that the realistic picture of stability and development Iraq is witnessing must be conveyed to the world, according to a statement issued by the Iraqi Presidency.
The Iraqi president indicated that the NMI contributes to the training of the Iraqi security forces, stressing that the security situation in Iraq became stable after terrorist groups have been eliminated, the statement mentioned.
“There are other challenges facing Iraq, the most important of which is water scarcity,” Rashid said, expressing his hope that a solution to this issue will be reached.
The Iraqi president clarified that Iraq is keen to establish balanced relations with other countries while protecting its sovereignty and the independence of its decisions.
Source: Iraqi News