Al-Kazemi: Iraq looks forward to building solid relations and partnership with the United States

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Posted on: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 – 1:54 AM | Last update: Tuesday 27 July 2021 – 1:54 AM

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi affirmed this evening, Monday, that his country is looking forward to building strong relations and a solid partnership with the United States of America, on the basis of respecting Iraqi sovereignty within the framework of the strategic agreement between the two countries and preserving Iraq’s interests.

Al-Kazemi, during his meeting today with US President Joseph Biden, expressed Iraq’s appreciation for the American support in the efforts made to hold the Iraqi parliamentary elections on their scheduled date, according to a statement by the Iraqi government.

President Biden praised the growing role of Al-Kazemi and the Iraqi government in moving Iraq towards stability, and its effective contribution to laying the foundations for peace and calm in the Middle East region.

The statement said that the two sides held a round of talks at the White House in Washington, which dealt with various aspects of strengthening relations between the two countries in all security, economic, cultural, educational and health fields.

The meeting witnessed the mutual affirmation of the transition of the security relationship between the two parties to the tasks of advisory, training, support for building Iraqi military capabilities, providing technical support to the Iraqi armed forces, and the absence of combat forces by December 31.

The meeting also witnessed the confirmation of the US government’s support for Iraq on the course of holding the parliamentary elections scheduled for the tenth of next October to expand the horizon of investment for American companies in Iraq, and the steps taken by the Iraqi government in providing an attractive environment for investment in promising opportunities in Iraq, and in a manner that enhances stability economic growth and job creation.

According to the statement, the two sides discussed bilateral efforts and joint cooperation in combating the Corona pandemic, and the United States’ readiness to provide more vaccines in order to support the Iraqi government’s efforts in prevention and health protection.







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