Saleh assures US leadership that tension in the region should be alleviated


09-04-2019 05:25 PM

Agency of the orbit –

Baghdad

President of the Republic Barham Salih, commander of the US Central Command, on Tuesday, the need to reduce tension in the region.

The President said in a statement received by the ‘orbit’ that Saleh ‘received at the Peace Palace in Baghdad, today, the commander of the US Central Command General Kenneth McKenzie and his delegation, and during the meeting reviewed the latest political and security developments at the Arab and international levels.

“The importance of strengthening security and military cooperation in combating extremism and terrorism,” Saleh said during the meeting, stressing “the need to reduce tension in the region, so as to consolidate joint action and strengthen regional and international security.”

“The next stage requires concerted efforts to rebuild and reconstruct the liberated areas,” he said.

For his part, General McKenzie confirmed his country’s continued support for Iraqi forces and their support in eliminating terrorism.

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