Baghdad - INA
Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhmi met with Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi at the US Congress.
A statement of the Prime Minister's Media Office received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA) stated that "the meeting was attended by the leader of the Republican minority in the US House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, and members of the House of Representatives are Anna Esho and Representative Stephen Lynch, and Republican Party member Devin Nunes." "During the meeting, they discussed ways to develop bilateral relations between Iraq and the United States of America in the security, economic, educational and other fields, and they discussed increasing the efficiency of the Iraqi security forces and their combat capabilities in a way that moves the relationship between the two countries to a new stage, and the issue of displaced people and minorities was discussed."
Al-Kadhmi stressed that "Iraq is sovereign, and dealing with it is in accordance with this principle," indicating "the need to strengthen cooperation between Iraq and the United States of America, especially in the economic field."
And he indicated that "the prospects for cooperation between Baghdad and Washington are not limited to the security and military side only, but go beyond it to multiple areas that include rehabilitation and reconstruction of Iraq and building economic partnerships with the United States of America," referring to "the form of the relationship between the two countries after the end of the war against Daesh terrorist gangs."