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Basra Consulate Opening

Jeffrey D. Feltman
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs
Basra, Iraq
July 5, 2011


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Dear Miss Campbell, I am pleased to congratulate you and your staff on the opening of Consulate General Basra. Covering four southern provinces -- Basra, Dhi Qar, Muthanna and Maysan -- this important new facility will advance our efforts to build an enduring partnership with the Iraqi government and the Iraqi people.

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