Abadi looking in Washington .. popular crowd files and the relationship with the Gulf

March 18, 2017

BAGHDAD – The Journal News

It is hoped that the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi went today to Washington on an official visit, at the invitation of US President Donald Trump, to be the second senior Arab official hospitality new administration within a few days.

A source in the National Alliance Saturday that the visit of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to Washington not given up the discussion of the crowd and the economic file.

The leader of the National Alliance on the Keywords, in a statement to the Journal, that “Abadi haymaking to the issue of the popular crowd may ask about in Washington had in addition to other issues related to the Iraq war with Daesh economic files and to see Trump’s policy towards Iraq and the support provided by Washington had for Iraq and the region.

For his part, said a spokesman for al-Abadi, Saad Sabri Office for “Il Giornale”, said that “the prime minister went to the United States at the official invitation was extended to him by President Donald Trump, it will be held several meetings after meeting with Trump, as it will meet with a number of other senior officials in the US administration, as well as members of Congress, as well as a number of representatives of international companies, and representatives of international financial organizations. “

He added Sabri, that “Abadi will discuss during these meetings, joint efforts between Baghdad and Washington in the war on terror and close coordination and cooperation between the two countries at various military and security levels, as well as ways to strengthen the training of Iraqi forces by American commanders.”

He continued, “The talks will also deal, Iraq’s efforts within the framework of the humanitarian issue and goal of displaced governmental plans and actions taken to achieve stability in the liberated areas and ways to accelerate the reconstruction and the return of the population to it.”

And that “Abadi will present the perceptions of Iraq is about ways to support planned by America and the international community in the economic fields to help him overcome the current financial crisis, in order to strengthen the government’s reform paper put forward by the Iraqi government.”

Sabri concluded saying that “This visit is seen as came at a time when all the leaders of countries willing to meet with Trump after assuming the presidency of the United States of America, and this underlines the importance of Iraq in the region and the world, especially after coming to the elimination of terrorism,” noting that “the visit highlights position is occupied by Iraq among the nations of the world, and reflects the international community’s support for Iraq. “

US President Donald Trump, the face earlier, an official invitation to the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, to visit the United States, at the time confirmed last met for the visit during the current month of March.

For his part, Secretary General of the Council of Ministers Mahdi Keywords that “Abadi will participate in the conference coalition countries to fight terrorism in Washington,” noting that “the visit holds clear messages about the status enjoyed by Iraq among the world after it showed admiration for a great turn heroic in the fight against terrorism and big victories achieved by ridding the world of the danger does not exclude anyone. “

Added Keywords, “The prime minister will brief the world during his participation in the conference on major military achievements and humanitarian effort of government institutions and ministries to catch waves of displacement and the preservation of the lives of civilians and to create them with basic supplies will also confirm the importance of international support in the achievement of stability and reconstruction.”

Informed Iraqi sources suggest that the control of the visit, follow-up to the withdrawal of Iraq, an alliance of US Saudi Turkish strategy. According to sources in Baghdad, the succession of my visit, Prince Mohammed bin Salman al-Abadi to the United States “is not a coincidence”, especially after the many on a clear role represented by Washington in the rounding signals between Baghdad and Riyadh. The Iraqi prime minister is counting on the US and Western support to face the internal and external pressures.

The sources say that the White House told Abadi that his meeting with Trump will hold days to meet with Trump Prince Mohammed bin Salman after. The White House has been presented to Abadi, during the visit, a summary of the consultative meeting held by Sunni political leaders over the weekend in Istanbul, sponsored directly from Turkey, Saudi Arabia and American support, according to sources Mtalaah.weida observers I met Trump Prince Mohammed bin Salman al-Abadi in one circle, not far from meeting Astunbol.okan Iraqi Prime Minister drew criticism clear to meet Istanbul, when asked about his opinion during a press conference in Baghdad, after a wave of anger that most of the media swept the Shiite parties in Baghdad since the meeting in Turkey.

Since the visit of the Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir to Baghdad in the twenty-fifth of last month, relations between Baghdad and Riyadh is witnessing a clear improvement revived him an Iraqi delegation earlier this month, a technical visit to Saudi Arabia to discuss the reopening of a border crossing between the two neighbors opportunities, and the conduct of regular flights between the two capitals.

But the most important message Saudi Arabia, after visiting al-Jubeir, Riyadh is to send a plane carrying dozens of Saudi Shiites to the province of Karbala to visit the shrine of Imam performance Alhasin.otaatserb of the Green Zone news about Saudi Arabia’s intention to appoint a new ambassador to Baghdad, from the Shiite sect, to succeed Ambassador Thamer Sabhan.

According to politicians familiar with the “Saudi Arabia’s growing movement towards Iraq translates the US administration aimed at encouraging Abadi on convergence with other big countries in the region’s strategy.”

Sources in Baghdad reveals that among the most important files that will be discussed during a visit Abadi, is “the future of the Sunni areas,” especially with the approach of editing the right coast operation in Mosul.



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