President greets Iraq on its National Day

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday greeted the Republic of Iraq on the eve of its National Day, July 14, saying that India will stand with the country in the struggle against terrorism.

“India strongly supports the Iraqi people and government in your efforts against terrorism, in upholding national sovereignty and preserving your territorial integrity,” the President said in his message to Fuad Masum, the President of the Republic of Iraq.

President Mukherjee said that the close and friendly relations of India and Iran are deeply rooted in our ancient trade and cultural links and people-to-people contacts.

“We greatly value our mutually beneficial bilateral ties and are confident that with our strong commitment and endeavours, these will strengthen and broaden further in the years to come,” Mukherjee added.

–IANS

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