March 16 , 2018
Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abbadi received a telephone call from US Vice President Mike Bens.
Where he praised Mr. Bens led by Prime Minister Dr. Abadi in the victory against Da’ash, stressing the continued support of his country to Iraq and renewed US President Mubarak’s victory with the great victory achieved on gangs.
Mr. Bens expressed his admiration for the vision of the Prime Minister and his leadership of the country and the achievement of community cohesion and his keenness to ensure the rights of all components of the Iraqi people, which he saw through the visit of Dr. Haider Abadi to Mosul.
Mr. Bens also praised the government’s steps in reopening the Sulaymaniyah and Erbil airports for international flights and affirmed his country’s support for Iraq’s unity and sovereignty. He pointed out that the leadership of Dr. Haider al-Abadi in this file proved to all the Iraqi people not to discriminate against one component without another.
Dr. Haider al-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 sectarian and racist policies, praising the orientations of Iraqi youth, which aspires to hold free and fair elections to come out a new Iraq.
And stressed the sovereignty in a long-term step with the local government in Kurdistan aims to resolve all the problems between the center and the region and to feel the Kurdish people that is an essential part of the state and the Iraqi society, indicating that the government is in the process of paying salaries of the staff of the region.
Dr. Haidar al-Abadi said that Iraq now has a strong and strong army and military establishment and that the government is working to strengthen the rest of the state institutions. The aim is to reach a stable political situation to prevent foreign intervention that seeks to weaken state sovereignty.
He also stressed the plan to reduce the number of American advisers and trainers in Iraq after an overwhelming victory over the terrorist and that the presence of these trainers is limited to supporting Iraqi military and security institutions with international expertise in training and technical support.
Dr. Haidar al-Abadi stressed the importance of strengthening economic and trade relations between the two countries, as Iraq hopes the US administration to encourage the private sector to invest in Iraq.
Prime Minister ‘s Media Office March 16, 2018