Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Macedonia's president visits Iraq, meets prime minister

BAGHDAD, Iraq: Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki discussed the situation in Iraq with visiting Macedonian President Branko Crvenkovski on Sunday, government officials said.

The meeting was also reported by Iraqi state television, but the station did not give further details about the meeting.

Macedonia has 35 troops providing security in Taji, north of Baghdad, in addition to five liaison officers in the Iraqi capital.

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