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H.E. Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi receives the U.S. Senate delegation led by Sen. Mitt Romney






April – 25- 2019

His Excellency Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi received, in his office this day, the U.S. Senate delegation led by Sen. Mitt Romney; the delegation includes a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations and Appropriations Committees Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.).

His Excellency stressed that the situation in Iraq has improved and our relations with the surrounding countries has developed a lot, Iraq is a unified element, a point of attraction and convergence, our priorities focus on the establishment of security, stability, strengthen the economy, improve the services and infrastructure that destroyed during the years of wars experienced by the Iraqi people, our plans to move towards encouraging the private sector, industries, production and not only stick to the consumption and import, Noting that the Iraqi forces have become stronger and more capable than before, continued to pursue of Daesh remnants in the desert and remote areas.

His Excellency pointed out that the United States is an important country and we have a strategic framework agreement, we look forward to the contribution of its companies in the construction, reconstruction of Iraq and support the Iraqi economy, Stressing the importance of the role of parliamentary delegations in promoting mutual cooperation and exchange of views.

Sen. Mitt Romney: I am pleased to see Iraq with this security stability, economic growth and normal life in the cities, changed a lot than it was, Iraqis have great opportunities for work and construction under the unity of the Iraqis and the rejection of differences with the stability of the situation and improve external relations.

Sen. Chris Murphy mentioned that economic opportunities are increasing in the face of stability; US companies are ready to participate in building and strengthening the economy.

During the meeting, they discussed relations between the two countries, reviewed developments in the situation, improving the security situation in Iraq, the vision of the future government for various political and economic issues.

The meeting was attended by Chargé d'affaires of the US Embassy, Joey Hood, and was attended by Mr. Zafer al-Ani, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee in the House of Representatives and a number of advisors.

Media Office of the Prime Minister
April – 25 – 2019