March 16, 2018
8BAGHDAD (Reuters) –
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Friday that he was working on a “long-term” plan with the Kurdistan Regional Government to resolve all problems, as well as a plan to reduce the number of US advisors and trainers in Iraq .
“Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi received a phone call from US Vice President Mike Bens ,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement read by Sumerian News, adding that the latter “praised the leadership of Abadi in the victory against Da’ash.”
“The continued support of his country to Iraq,” Bens reiterated “the US president’s praises of the great victory that has been achieved on the gangs.”
“He expressed his admiration for the vision of the prime minister and his country leadership and for achieving social cohesion and his keenness to guarantee the rights of all the components of the Iraqi people that he witnessed during his recent visit to Mosul,” he said.
He also praised the “steps of the government in reopening Sulaymaniyah and Erbil airports for international flights,” stressing his country’s support for Iraq’s unity and sovereignty.
“The leadership of Abadi in this file proved to all the Iraqi people not to discriminate to the component without another,” according to a statement in the Office of Abadi.
Abadi stressed his keenness to consolidate democracy in Iraq and strengthen the institutions of the state and the importance of continuing the citizenship project to overcome the sectarian and racist policies, praising “the aspirations of Iraqi youth, which aspires to hold free and fair elections to come out a new Iraq.”