British Secretary of State for Near Eastern and North African Affairs Alistair Burt congratulating him on the occasion of assuming the portfolio of the Foreign Ministry in the elected government.
"The British minister expressed the hope that the relations between the two friendly countries will witness further development and prosperity in all fields," a foreign ministry statement said.
For his part, the Foreign Minister stressed the importance of developing bilateral relations, praising the important role played by Britain in supporting Iraq in its war against terrorism during the past period, thanking the British Minister for his contact.
Hakim also expressed "hope that Britain will be one of the first countries to participate in the reconstruction of areas liberated from Daesh gangs."
Source: National Iraqi News Agency