Baghdad - INA - Noor Al-Zaidi
Adviser to the Prime Minister, Dr. Hussein Allawi, revealed today, Friday, that the Prime Minister will tour a number of Western countries, while indicating that he will discuss in Washington the file of the exit of US forces.
Allawi told the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "the nature of the discussions that Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi will hold in his upcoming visit to the United States will focus on the exit of US forces, with a popular supportive trend for that," noting that "there is seriousness on the American side in holding talks.".
He added that "the Prime Minister is on a tour of a number of Western countries within the framework of his visits, which expanded to brotherly and friendly countries," noting that "the new tour will be for the benefit of the Iraqi people."
He stressed that "strengthening relations with Arab and foreign countries falls within the framework of achieving the people's interest," noting that "there is a seriousness on the part of the government to benefit from Arab offers of investment, especially Egyptian, Saudi and Jordanian."
Allawi added, "The Iraqi people hope that there will be benefit from comprehensive plans for Arab support and for the benefit of enabling Iraqi-Arab relations, given that the depth of Iraq is Arab."
Yesterday, Thursday, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi discussed with a US government delegation the preparations for the next round of strategic dialogue, and the mechanisms for the withdrawal of combat forces from Iraq.
And the media office of the Prime Minister stated in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, received the White House coordinator for Middle East and North African affairs Brett McGurk and his accompanying delegation, and during the meeting, coordination and joint cooperation in various fields, and preparations were discussed to hold the next round of strategic dialogue between Iraq and the United States of America.
He added, "The mechanisms for the withdrawal of combat forces from Iraq and the transition to a new phase of strategic cooperation that develops the relationship between the two countries and enhances Iraq's security and sovereignty were discussed, in addition to expanding cooperation in the economic, cultural and commercial fields, and in the field of health cooperation and confronting the Corona pandemic."
He continued, "The two sides discussed the regional situation, stressing the region's need to give priority to the language of dialogue and calm, and Iraq's growing role in this field."