Tishwash: Saleh assures an American delegation: Iraq is indispensable to the stability of the region
On Thursday, Iraqi President Barham Salih stressed the importance of easing tensions in the region, noting that Iraq’s security and stability is an “indispensable element.”
The Presidency of the Republic said in a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, “President Barham Salih received, today, at Baghdad Palace, the US National Security Council’s coordinator for Middle East and North Africa affairs Brett McGurk and his accompanying delegation.”
The statement added that the meeting dealt with bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to strengthen them in the political, economic and cultural fields in the context of the existing strategic dialogue between the two countries in accordance with common interests and respect for sovereignty, explaining that “the importance of continuing to work in combating terrorism and eradicating its roots in the whole region was emphasized.” .
The latest regional and international developments were also discussed, according to the statement, where Saleh stressed the importance of easing tensions in the region by relying on good dialogue and convergence, noting that “Iraq’s security and protection of its stability and full sovereignty is an indispensable element in the stability and peace of the region.”
Saleh pointed to “the need for coordination in confronting the challenges of terrorism, confronting the phenomenon of climate change and protecting the environment.”
And Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi discussed, earlier today, Thursday, during a meeting in Baghdad with the White House coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa, Brett McGurk, and his accompanying delegation, the next round of dialogues to withdraw US forces from Iraq. link