Romanian president begins official visit to Iraq

BAGHDAD

Romanian President Traian Basescu arrived in Thi Qar Province on Thursday, on his first official visit to Iraq.

A knowledgeable source in the province told KUNA that the president arrived at Tulail Military Base, western Thi Qar, to attend the ceremony marking the withdrawal of Romanian troops stationed there.

Meanwhile, the same sources said the Romanian president would be meeting later today with his Iraqi counterpart Jalal Talabani and top state officials.
Romanian troops stationed in the southern Tulail Base work alongside US troops and provide logistic support to Iraqi forces.

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