INA - BAGHDAD
PM Adel Abdul Mahdi and the Minister of Defence Patrick Shanahan discussed enhancing the mutual relations and counter-terrorism as well as the regional situations.
Abdul Mahdi asserted Iraq’s keenness to maintain the relations with the US and to end terrorism and Daesh.
“The political agreements must be applied of which it includes counter-terrorism and training Iraqi forces and nothing else but that,” he added while expressing that there must be no foreign troops in Iraq.
PM also called to support the efforts of maintaining stability, reconstruction and developing the economy.
He explained that Iraq achieved remarkable achievements that are well known and the country is stable now after defeating Daesh terrorist groups by the sacrifices of the people which made the life better in Baghdad and the other provinces.
“Iraq’s decisions are independent and are not under any impositions and the country is now open to the Arab and International community in addition to that we are keen in maintaining strong relations that serve the interests of the state and the people,” stated PM Abdul Mahdi.
US Minister of Defence expressed that his country do cherish the relations with Iraq and they are relieved regards the security situations and stability.
He explained that he came to listen to the vision of the Iraqi government regarding the future of the mutual relations between the two countries.
Bashir Haddad discussed with Romanian Ambassador to Iraq Iacov Prada ways to develop cooperation between the two countries in the parliamentary, economic and cultural fields.
Planning Minister Nouri Sabah al-Dulaimi discussed with Baghdad Secretary of State, Ms. dhikraa eulush possible ways to resume work on stalled projects.
Dr.Salih called for the need to overcome political differences between the national parties and to adopt dialogue and understanding to achieve stability in the country.
President of the House of Representatives Mohamed Halbousi received the Commander of Central Command General Joseph Votel and his delegation on the occasion of the end of his duties.
Dr. Barham Salih received at the Peace Palace in Baghdad the President of the US Central Command General Joseph Leonard Votel and his accompanying delegation.