Baghdad - INA
Today, Thursday, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhmi and US President Donald Trump chaired a meeting of the Iraqi and American delegations at the White House.
The media office of the prime minister said, in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that " Al-Kadhmi met, in the White House, the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump."
The statement added, " Al-Kadhmi held a bilateral meeting with the US President, in which they discussed strengthening relations between the two countries, the situation in the region, and the many challenges that Iraq faces."
According to the statement, Al-Kadhmi praised the stances of the United States of America and its support for Iraq in its war against Daesh gangs, and its assistance to it in overthrowing the former regime.
Al-Kadhmi indicated that his government is looking forward to building partnership relations between Iraq and the United States of America, based on the economic basis and common interests for a better future for Iraq and the Iraqi people, and he welcomed American investment companies in Iraq.
Al-Kadhmi stressed that no threat to Iraq would be allowed from any country, and he also stressed his refusal for Iraq to be a starting point for threatening any of its neighbors, citing what was stated in the Iraqi constitution.
Al-Kadhmi referred to the diplomatic track adopted by Iraq in dealing with Turkish violations on Iraqi lands, and confirmed the existence of a dialogue with Turkey to correct the current situation, expressing his hope that this problem will be solved soon, as it is related to the sovereignty of Iraq, and Turkey must understand the current conditions of Iraq.
For his part, US President Trump welcomed Al-Kadhmi, stressing the continued support of the United States for Iraq.
According to the statement, Trump pointed out that "Iraq is an independent and sovereign country, and we have good relations with it, and we are ready to provide all forms of assistance to him, and he pointed to the development of the path of relations between the two countries with the arrival of Mr. Al-Kadhmi, which will reflect on a better future for Iraq."
The statement continued, " Al-Kadhmi and Trump chaired the expanded meeting of the Iraqi and American delegations, in which they discussed security cooperation and the start of a new phase of this cooperation in terms of training and arming the security forces, in addition to continuing cooperation and strengthening economic partnership, and inviting American companies to invest in Iraq."
The statement stressed that "the meeting witnessed a discussion of health cooperation between the two countries, and the effects of the Corona pandemic on the overall situation."