Foreign Ministry Official Spokesman Dr. Ahmed Al-Sahaf:

Foreign Minister Mr. Fouad Hussein met with the United States Ambassador to Baghdad Mr. Matthew Tueller.
At the beginning of the meeting, the American Ambassador expressed his congratulations the Minister on the assumption of his position as Foreign Minister of the Republic of Iraq.

The Minister expressed the Foreign Ministry’s commencement in completing preparations for the strategic dialogue round with US considering that it represents an important phase that would frame the priorities of Baghdad and Washington and stressed the need to continue the positive development of various distinct bilateral cooperation aspects.