Abadi assured the US Secretary of State the importance of focusing on providing services to citizens
Friday, August 4
Abadi and Tilerson in a previous meeting
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday stressed his country’s keenness on Iraq’s unity and stability, while Abadi stressed the focus on providing services to citizens.
“Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi received a phone call from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson,” Abadi’s office said in a statement received by Al-Sumerian News.
“Congratulations on the victories of the Iraqi forces in the battle of Mosul,” Tillerson said, praising “the wisdom of leadership and the high level of coordination in the battle.”
Tillerson said “the continued support for the efforts of Iraq in the post-urging,” stressing “the position of the United States and its concern for the unity of Iraq and respect for the Constitution.”
For his part, Abadi stressed during the Jubail, “Iraq’s determination to complete the liberation of all its territory and restore stability,” pointing out “the importance of focusing on providing services to citizens, and moving the wheel of the economy through the fight against corruption, and encourage investment, and lifting obstacles, and the importance of regional and international openness to Iraq “He said.
He stressed that “the need to avoid distracting efforts by side differences and focus on what serves the stability, unity and prosperity of Iraq.”