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H.E. Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi receives Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper

 



 


 

 

 

October - 23 – 2019


His Excellency Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi received this Wednesday, Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper, They discussed bilateral between the two countries, reaffirming the continuation of cooperation in countering terrorism, supporting the government's efforts to promote security, stability and national sovereignty, Besides discussing the disturbing developments in Syria, especially with regard to terrorists imprisoned in Syria and the possibility of their escape and infiltration into Iraqi territory, In addition to displacement as a result of military operations, In addition to displacement as a result of military operations, They also discussed the positive role played by Iraq in the region and its relations with all neighboring countries.
The US Defense Secretary affirmed the United States' full commitment to supporting Iraq and respecting its national sovereignty and the desire to strengthen relations between the two countries, He pointed out that US forces withdrawing from Syria towards Iraq and withdraw from Iraqi territory with the permission and consent of the Government of Iraq, Any media statements about its staying in Iraq are incorrect.


Media Office of the Prime Minister
October - 23 – 2019