Baghdad - INA
Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi stressed on the work to complete the Chinese agreement without hesitation, and that the agreement with China has become a public opinion issue.
He added that the Chinese ambassador praised the role of the Prime Minister in preserving the security, sovereignty and unity of Iraq and strengthening relations between the two countries.
The Prime Minister, according to the statement, thanked the Chinese leadership and China's positive stances towards Iraq in the Security Council and its defense of Iraq’s rights in international forums. He made clear that America contributed with Iraq in the war against Daesh, and we do not want to become a party to any conflict and do not accept that Iraq becomes an arena for settling accounts.
He added that China is a strong and important partner for Iraq, and the agreement with China has become an issue of public opinion in Iraq. Our people clearly realize its importance and we will work to achieve it without hesitation, and we hope China will support us in all issues concerning Iraq internationally.