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H.E. Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi receives U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo






May8- 2019

His Excellency Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi confirmed that the United States of America is an important strategic partner for Iraq, and Iraq continues its balanced policy, which builds bridges of friendship, cooperation with all friends and neighbors, including neighbor Iran, underscoring Iraq's desire to develop relations with the United States, with the rest of neighboring countries and friends in different fields.

This came during the visit of the U.S. Secretary of State to Iraq on Tuesday evening, which followed two phone calls between His Excellency Prime Minister and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday and Monday.

His Excellency Prime Minister reaffirmed that Iraq is building its relation with all on the basis of putting at first Iraq's interests, strengthening the jointing issues without halting at the differences, Pointing out to the importance of solving all differences through sincere and constructive dialogue, Iraq has returned to play its role in the region to return Baghdad to a place where everyone meets and not a place for conflict and clash.

The results of the European tour by His Excellency the Prime Minister, as well as his important visits to neighboring countries, were discussed.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo affirmed his happiness in the Iraqi government's efforts and the role it plays, its efforts to extend security, attracting foreign investment and expertise, including distinguished relations with the United States, commending the Cabinet's decision to support Oil Ministry efforts to agree with U.S. Exxon Mobil on the South Integrated Project, Secretary of State expressed his understanding of Iraq's positions on the issues at hand.

The meeting was attended by Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs and Ambassador David Satterfield.

Media Office of the Prime Minister
May – 8 – 2019