Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Romania reiterates commitment to taking part in Iraq reconstruction

BUCHAREST, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- President Traian Basescu reiterated on Tuesday the Romania's commitment to taking part in Iraq's reconstruction in a wide range of areas including the political, economic and defense sectors.

The Romanian leader made the remarks when meeting Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mahmood Dawood Salam Al-Mashhadany, who is paying a visit to Bucharest, according to a release of the Presidential Administration.

The two officials discussed the domestic developments in Iraq and the Romanian contribution to that country's economic reconstruction.

Basescu praised the Iraqi authorities' efforts to develop partnerships with the international community, like the International Compact for Iraq, which are meant to contribute to the country's political, economic and social development, the release said.

Furthermore, the Romanian president hailed a decision made by Iraq's neighboring states to get actively involved in the process of turning Iraq into a democratic state as well as their contribution to the achievement of the Iraqi national unity.

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