Advisor: Maliki to visit Washington soon 22/10/2011 18:13
Baghdad, October 22 / October (AKnews) - An adviser in the Iraqi government on Saturday that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki decided to visit the United States at the invitation of U.S. President Barak Obama.
Ali al-Moussawi, media adviser to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki told the Kurdish news agency (Rn) that "the Prime Minister accepted the invitation of U.S. President Barak Obama to visit Washington before the final withdrawal of U.S. forces." He noted that Moussaoui "The visit of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to Washington and that the official did not specify the time to complete the technical measures, it will focus on strengthening political and economic relations between the two countries after the termination phase of the war in Iraq."
The Commission on Security and Defense Council of the Iraqi Parliament on Saturday that the decision of U.S. President Barack Obama on withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq completely will not affect the internal security situation of Iraq.
U.S. President Barack Obama announced Friday by the White House to withdraw troops from Iraq by the end of this year, said in remarks at a news conference that he agreed with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki that the withdrawal is the best solution for both countries.
He has announced a few days ago that he expected his country to need a number of trained less than proposed by Washington, less than 3 thousand military.
Maliki said in an interview with "Reuters", "The Americans suggested to keep the 3 thousand and 400 troops in Iraq, saying that Baghdad is not in need of such a number of trainers.
Iraq has signed and the United States in 2008, the Framework Agreement strategy to support the ministries and agencies of the Iraqi transition from the strategic partnership with the Republic of Iraq to the areas of economic, diplomatic, cultural and security, based on the Strategic Framework Agreement and to reduce the number of reconstruction teams in the provinces, as well as providing important sustainable for the rule of law, including development program in which the police and the completion of the coordination, supervision and report to the Fund for Iraq relief and reconstruction.
The agreement states that it should withdraw all U.S. forces from all territory and waters and airspace of Iraq no later than December 31 / December of this year 2011.
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