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Foreign Secretary welcomes appointment of new Iraqi Ministers

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Philip Hammond has welcomed the Iraqi government’s vital appointment of new Interior and Defence Ministers.

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The Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said:

I welcome the appointment in Iraq of new Interior and Defence Ministers as well as the appointment of Kurdish ministers to key posts in the new Iraqi government.

The completion of a unity government is a crucial milestone on the way to addressing the serious security, political and humanitarian challenges facing Iraq. It is now vital that all political parties work together to overcome those challenges, including the threat posed by the criminal and terrorist activities of the self proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

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Published 18 October 2014