Maliki announced a visit to the United States on December 12 next 04/11/2011 PM – 8:47 p.m.
Posted on November 5, 2011

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, on Friday, he will pay an official visit to the United States in the 12 December next, indicating that this visit comes in the context of deepening friendship, cooperation and common interests between the two countries.

A statement issued by the Information Office of the Prime Minister, today, “Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki will pay an official visit to the United States on 12 December at the invitation of President Barack Obama,” noting that “This visit comes within the framework of deepening the relations of friendship and cooperation and interests shared between the two countries. “

The statement added that “al-Maliki expressed his satisfaction for the success of the two countries in the implementation of bilateral agreements signed between them, in addition to his appreciation of all the sacrifices and efforts to support Iraq and help in overcoming difficulties and achieving full sovereignty.”

The U.S. President Barak Obama called, in the 21 last October, via closed-circuit television Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to visit the United States.

As he emphasized, the same day, that his country’s troops in Iraqi territory would be in the United States during the holidays, stressing that Washington will support Iraq in all fields, as Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki via videoconference with Barack Obama on the need to begin a new phase of strategic relations after the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq on schedule end of the year 2011.

Under the security pact signed between Baghdad and Washington at the end of November 2008 that it should withdraw all U.S. forces from all territories and waters and airspace of Iraq not later than 31 December of 2011 the current, having withdrawn U.S. combat forces under the Convention, of the cities and villages and towns in Iraq June 30, 2009.