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Defense Minister receives US Central Central Command

Mr. Defense Minister, Dr. Khalid al-Obeidi, received, on Thursday, April 14, 2016, Gen. Joseph Votal US Central Command commander occasion of assuming his duties, replacing Gen. Lloyd Austin.

During the meeting, which was attended by all the Iraqi side, Army Chief of Staff and a number of senior officers and officials in the ministry and HE the US ambassador in Baghdad, Mr. Stuart Jones, reviewed aspects of bilateral relations and the nature of future cooperation in various fields, particularly the military field, where he assured the guest that the United States of America It will step up its support for Iraq during the next stage you see the US administration and President Obama that it will be articulated in the defeat of the terrorist organization Daash in the region in general and Iraq in particular.

For his part, Defense Minister stressed the importance of continued cooperation between Iraq and the United States in various fields, praising the great role of the international coalition air support, advice and training on the military side, looking sovereignty to be supporting the coalition in the next stage, more broadly in order to eliminate terrorist groups.

The Minister also stressed the need to intensify the humanitarian support for the displaced, particularly with the entry of the decisive battles for liberation Mnattvadtha for the benefit of the Iraqi armed forces.

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