Silyman met at the end of his duties in Iraq, Speaker of the House of Representatives Mohammed Halbusi, on Thursday, and at the outset of the meeting thanked the latter efforts Silyman; to develop relations between Baghdad and Washington and strengthen, expressing his hope for success in his new duties According to a statement of his office.
Halaboussi also stressed the importance of developing cooperation with Washington, praising the American security and economic support, calling for more joint cooperation in all fields and contributing to the development and stability of Iraq and the region in general.
For his part, Silliman stressed the deep ties of friendship between the two countries, noting his country’s keenness to continue supporting the democratic experience in Iraq, and the commitment to stand by him in the face of economic and security challenges.
US President Donald Trump nominated Matthew Toler as US ambassador to Iraq instead of Sullivan.
Toller is the US ambassador to Yemen since 2014 and was ambassador to Kuwait, as he has worked for Washington embassies in Cairo, Baghdad, Kuwait and Riyadh in various positions.
He served in the US State Department as deputy director of the North Gulf office and an official in the Egyptian office, as well as a deputy director of the North Gulf Affairs Office at the Foreign Ministry.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Prigam Yang University and a Master’s degree from Harvard University, an SIA Intelligence Award and two Presidential Honorary Awards, a Baker Wilkins Award from the State Department for the post of Deputy Chief of Mission, and fluent in Arabic.