Pompeo in favor: The United States considers Iraq an important and strategic partner

The United States considers Iraq an important and strategic partner in the political, economic and security fields, said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, expressing his country’s readiness to invest and contribute to the reconstruction of Iraq, especially its liberated cities.
“President Barham Saleh received US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and discussed with him the latest developments in the political and security situation in the country and the region,” a presidential statement received by the Euphrates News Agency said today.

“The need for a constructive dialogue among all parties to achieve security and peace, to ease tension and instability in the Arab and regional arenas and to strengthen international and regional cooperation to end extremism and defeat terrorism once and for all,” Saleh said.
Saleh stressed during the meeting that “Iraq is keen to build balanced relations with all friendly and allied countries based on respect for sovereignty and constancy and independence of its national decision.”

The President of the Republic to “deepen the relationship between the two countries and develop them to achieve the common interests of the two friendly peoples, and the importance of the contribution of the American side in the reconstruction of Iraq and the advancement of its economy and the upgrading of all sectors.”
He praised “the support of the United States of America for Iraq politically and security, especially in its war against terrorism and achieve a great victory over gangs.”
For his part, renewed US Secretary of State “his government’s keenness to establish special relations with Iraq at various levels, stressing his country’s continuing commitment to fight against intimidation and terrorism.”

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