By John Lee.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki received the Croatian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Mr. Ranko Ostojić, in his office on Thursday.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister called for development of relations, particularly in the areas of security, military cooperation and construction, and stressed that Croatian companies are able to contribute to the efforts of construction and are welcome in Iraq.
The Croatian Deputy Prime Minister expressed his country's desire to increase cooperation with Iraq, calling on Iraq to open an embassy in Croatia, and pointing out that the Croatian Embassy has been working in Iraq for years.
Mr. Ranko Ostojić handed the Prime Minister an official invitation to visit the Republic of Croatia and stated that his country's Prime Minister will visit Iraq early next year.
(Source: Office of the Prime Minister)