Date of release: 2018/12/3 14:34
Baghdad: Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim called on Washington to cooperate in activating the terms of the strategic framework agreement between Iraq and the United States.
“Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim met with US Ambassador to Baghdad Douglas Silliman and discussed means of enhancing strategic relations between the two countries and stressing the importance of achieving common interests in various fields of the two friendly peoples,” a foreign ministry statement said.
“The minister called on Washington to cooperate in activating the terms of the strategic framework agreement concluded with Baghdad to stimulate investment in Iraq and contribute to the reconstruction of cities liberated from the gangs of terrorist da’is.
“We look forward to working to support and strengthen Iraq-US relations, reflecting their specificity and strategy,” he said, stressing the importance of continuing to work for the common interests of the two countries in the coming stage.
He pointed out that “Iraq adopts the establishment of bilateral relations with the countries of the world, especially neighboring countries based on the fostering of common interests in different areas, and the common dangers.”
For his part, Douglas congratulated the wise minister on the occasion of assuming the post of foreign minister in the new Iraqi government, stressing his country’s interest in ways to advance the bilateral relations and permanent consultation on developments in the regional situation in the Middle East and a number of international issues of mutual concern.