“The American side is to inform the government of Trump’s visit, but Baghdad has stipulated that the visit should be official and specific to an agenda,” he said, adding that “there are Iraqi bases that include the Americans, and there are no purely American bases in Iraq.” The US ambassador who praised the balanced Iraqi position on Trump’s visit. “
He added that “the summary of the matter that the US side that morning told us that President Trump wants to visit Iraq and welcomed this and we said the first two conditions to come to Iraqi soil and receive an Iraqi reception as is the case with any foreign official and secondly to set the agenda on specific topics Because the time of the visit is short and the meeting for a short period and does not allow the treatment of many things agreed by the American side. ”
Abdul Mahdi said that “in the afternoon of the same day was contacted and we knew that the US president will not leave the area of presence of US military, and we said that this is not possible Prime Minister and his delegation will not move to a camp, but the opposite is true that the president to come to receive him as the head of a friendly” .
“The American side confirmed that the measures were organized in Washington and it is difficult to change them and there will be no bilateral meeting and they suggested replacing it with a telephone call, and this is all that has happened, a fundamental issue that reflects the Iraqi will and a position that respects friendly relations.”
On the level of the visit of Jordanian Prime Minister Omar al-Razaz to Baghdad, Abdul-Mahdi said that “the Iraqi government has a package of important and useful agreements with Jordan and will be activated soon.”
“There are those who say that Iraq has a [Sufa] agreement and Iraq does not have this agreement, neither with the United States nor with any other country, so that an official or commander-in-chief of armed forces can come to visit his base,” Abdul-Mahdi said.
He also expressed his hope that next year will be full of achievements and prosperity for the Iraqi people in all its aspects, stressing “the need for a complete change of economic structure in order to reduce dependence on financial budgets in development,” noting that “there is a large and growing global momentum towards Iraq “.is over