Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mehdi stressed the importance of strengthening relations between Iraq and the United States of America.
“Abdul Mahdi received US Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silman on the occasion of the end of his work and expressed his appreciation for the efforts made by the US ambassador during his mission in Iraq and his contribution to enhancing cooperation between the two countries,” the statement said.
For his part, the US ambassador expressed his pride in the period of his work in Iraq, praising the Iraqi government’s efforts to consolidate security and stability and developments in Iraq in all fields.
He stressed ‘the importance of the pivotal role played by Iraq in the region’.
The meeting was attended by US President George W. Bush’s Special Envoy, the International Coalition Against Da’ash in Iraq and Syria, Ambassador Jim Jeffrey, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran Andrew Beck and Foreign Minister Mohammad Ali al-Hakim.