Feb 9 2017
Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abadi received on Thursday a telephone call from US President Donald Trump, in which the two leaders discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and ways of developing them.
Mr. Trump congratulated the victories achieved against Daesh gangs and praised the Iraqi forces and the strong courage of Dr. Al-Abadi in leading the war on terror.
He pointed out that we will work together to defeat terrorism because Iraq is an ally of ours.
Mr. Trump renewed his invitation to Dr. Al-Abadi to visit the United States.
For his part, Dr. Al-Abadi stressed that Daesh terrorist gangs are in their terminal stages as we are now fighting them in Mosul and freed the larger part of it and are determined to end this terrorist organization, referring to the importance of continued international and US support in the war against terrorism.
Dr Al-Abadi confirmed Iraq's desire to strengthen relations with the United States at various levels.
Also addressed was the regional situation where Dr. Al-Abadi stressed that Iraq is a sovereign state with national constitutional institutions and is dealing with countries not on the basis of interference in internal affairs.
The Prime Minister stressed the importance of a review of the decision on the right of Iraqis to travel to the United States and lift Iraq from the list of countries mentioned in the executive order and Mr. Trump stressed the importance of coordination to find a solution to this issue as soon as possible and that he will direct the US State Department in this regard.
Media Office of the Prime Minister
February 9, 2017