On the occasion of the Iraqi Army's National Day and its 103rd anniversary, I extend my heartfelt congratulations to the army
This day represents the history and present of Iraq and its people, who have made sacrifices, shown heroism, and achieved victories to defend their identity, existence, and national belonging.
As we celebrate the army's forces in all their forms, I am confident that the army will continue to be a strong shield for the nation, representing all its people. It will defend Iraq and the future of its ambitious citizens who aspire to a life of dignity, prosperity, and a noble tomorrow.
I wish the army every success, well-being, and eternal remembrance for the martyrs who bravely sacrificed their lives for their country.
Dr. Naeem Al-Aboodi,
Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research,
January 6, 2024.