The 93rd establishment anniversary of the Iraqi Army was celebrated with a reception held yesterday evening by the Embassy of Iraq. The reception which was held at the Swiss Hotel was attended by the Ambassador of Iraq Talal Al-Obaidi, Ambassador of Iran Alireza Bikdeli, Chief Advisor to President Abdullah Gül for the Middle East Erşat Hürmüzlü, Iraqi Turkmen Front Coordinator and Turkey Representative Dr. Hicran Kazancı and numerous diplomats from foreign countries. The reception started with the playing of the Iraqi National Anthem and the Turkish National Anthem.
The Iraqi Army was established on January the 6th in 1921 to ensure the internal and external security of Iraq. After the Saddam regime was ousted the Iraqi Army was restructured and equipped with modern weapons and is considered to be one of the strongest armies in the Middle East.