Home> Press Releases

Prime Minister and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces Mr. Nouri Al-Maliki Visit Anbar Province, and Announce Comprehensive Plan for Reconstruction

February 15 2014

Prime Minister and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces Mr. Nouri Al-Maliki conducted a field visit to Anbar Province. During the visit he met with tribal leaders and dignitaries in the province, he also inspected the military units stationed there in company of the acting Minister of Defense, the National Security Adviser, the Anbar Governor, the Provincial Council Chairman, members of the local government and a number of officials and senior military leaders. The Prime Minister announced a comprehensive plan for security and construction of the province that long suffered from terrorists.

The Prime Minister: our victory in this crisis, we will be defeating the projects of sectarian sedition, calling on other states to refrain from interfering in the affairs of Iraq, and called on Iraqis not to allow these countries to interfere in their affairs.

The Prime Minister pledged to restore security and stability to the province, and announced a comprehensive reconstruction plan in the cities and towns that were devastated by the terrorists or damaged by the military operations.

The Prime Minister said that the government will implement that plan immediately in coordination with the local government. He praised the position and the efforts of the local government of Anbar in this crisis, which he described as a responsible position.

For his part, the Chairman of the Provincial Council delivered a speech in which he called for defeating al Qaeda and terrorists and pointed to the initiative which included several points , and assured the Prime Minister that he as an executive authority will implement it , and will cooperate with the officials in the legislative and judicial branches in order to achieve the demands that fall within his jurisdiction .
Also number of tribal leaders and clerics delivered speeches in which they confirmed the determination to defeat Daash and al-Qaeda and all those who cooperated with them and pledged to defend the unity and stability of Iraq and reject foreign interference and give utmost importance to maintain the security and stability .