During his meeting with Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, he confirmed US President Joe Biden His forces’ role in Iraq will focus on training assistance, in addition to combating ISIS, and intelligence support, stressing that cooperation to combat terrorism will continue with the United States ending its combat mission there.
On Monday, the US President made it clear that the US role in Iraq will turn into a… Advise and train Iraqi forces.
He also announced that Washington will send doses of the Corona virus vaccine to Iraq soon.
Strengthening the strategic partnership
This came after confirming, in tweets via Twitter, that he looks forward to strengthening the strategic partnership between America and Iraq and working to advance bilateral cooperation, as he put it.
On Monday, US President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi signed an agreement that officially ends the US combat mission in Iraq by the end of 2021, more than 18 years after US forces entered the country.
In the joint final statement of the fourth round of the strategic dialogue between Baghdad and Washington, the US and Iraqi governments affirmed Iraq’s commitment to protecting members of the international coalition who provide advice and training.
On the other hand, Al-Kazemi expressed his happiness at the continuation of the cooperation between the two countries, noting that the relations between the two countries have many health, cultural and other aspects, as he put it.
Biden responded to look forward to the Iraqi elections, pledging to continue supporting Baghdad with intelligence.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi and US President Joe Biden
It is noteworthy that at the present time there are 2500 American soldiers in Iraq whose tasks are focused on confronting the remnants of ISIS, and the American role in Iraq will change completely to be limited to training and advising the Iraqi army.
Biden and Al-Kazemi met in the Oval Office in their first direct talks within the framework of a strategic dialogue between the United States and Iraq.