Iraqi Charge d'affaires in Lisbon Meets Portuguese Defense Minister


The charge d'affaires of the republic of Iraq in Portugal, Mr. Ali Hadi Al-Bayati, met the Portuguese Defense Minister José Alberto Azeredo Lopes at the ministry's headquarters in Lisbon.

The charge d'affaires expressed the gratitude of the Government and people of Iraq for Portugal's stance and support for Iraq in its fight against terrorism through its participation in the international coalition led by the United States of America, and also sending military trainers to train Iraqi forces and provide military advice.

Mr. Ali al-Bayati also affirmed the necessity to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the field of defense and security, and to benefit from the experience of Portugal in military through the exchange of experiences between the two sides in the field of security.

On his part, the Portuguese Defense Minister praised the capabilities of the Iraqi army and its heroism in liberating the lands that were under the control of Daesh terrorist gangs, affirming the continued support of his country to the Iraqi armed forces.

11:25  Baghdad