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Condoleezza Rice & Ambassador-Designate of Iraq


Remarks With His Excellency Samir Shakir Mahumb Al-Sumaida'ie, Ambassador-Designate of Iraq


Secretary Condoleezza Rice
Washington, DC
April 11, 2006

(2:15 p.m. EDT)

SECRETARY RICE: I want to welcome Ambassador Sumaida'ie from Iraq. It's a delight, Mr. Ambassador, to receive your credentials. It's an honor to receive your credentials. I know that you're going to be working very hard on behalf of your emerging new nation. We are delighted that we have the opportunity to receive the credentials of an ambassador from a free Iraq. The struggle is long and hard toward democracy, but it is always worth it and I look forward to working with you for Iraq's complete integration into the international system and for the cementing of the friendship between the United States and Iraq and the peoples of the United States and Iraq.

AMBASSADOR SAUMAID'IE: Thank you, Madame Secretary. I am honored and delighted to be here today as the first ambassador for the state of Iraq in 15 years and the first ambassador since we got rid of the regime of Saddam Hussein with your help. I am looking forward enormously to work with you, to work with the American Administration and all branches of government and the public opinion in the United States to bring a better understanding of the aspirations of the people of Iraq for democracy, freedom and a better life, which we are determined we will achieve with the help of our friends.

SECRETARY RICE: Thank you very much. Now we'll have a chance to visit. 2006/364

Released on April 11, 2006

ENDS


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