Editing Date: 1/15/2020 14:50
The resigned Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi discussed, Wednesday, with the ambassadors of Canada, Australia and Russia in Iraq, the parliament’s decision regarding the withdrawal of foreign forces from Iraq.
The media office of the Prime Minister stated, in a statement today, that Abdul-Mahdi received the ambassadors of Canada, Australia and Russia, at their request, separately, as the meetings dealt with bilateral relations and joint files, discussing the regional crisis, calm efforts, preventing escalation, and sparing any possible repercussions of the crisis.
The statement added that “Abdul-Mahdi also discussed with the ambassadors the House of Representatives decision to withdraw foreign forces from Iraq and cooperate against terrorism, and to continue consulting and communicating on developments in the situation.”
He continued, “Abdul-Mahdi, valued the positions of friendly countries in support of Iraq’s security and stability and confirmed the continuation of cooperation against terrorism,” indicating the existence of common trends towards calm and the removal of the risks of tension and military conflicts from the region and focus efforts to combat ISIS.
He explained that “the Prime Minister pointed to the efforts of the government to preserve the country’s security and national sovereignty and not to turn it into an arena for international conflicts, and to confirm Iraq’s keenness to establish and strengthen the best relations with all, and that it be a point of harmony and peace in its Arab, regional and international surroundings.”