08-31-2020 09:04 PM
Baghdad / Al-Akhbariya:
The US ambassador to Iraq, Matthew Toller, confirmed today, Monday, that the economic debate played a central role in the visit of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi to Washington and in the second round of the strategic dialogue.
Tueller said in a statement that “the discussion on economic issues played a central role in all meetings that took place in Washington, whether it was in the strategic dialogue meetings or meetings that Al-Kazemi held with President Trump, trade leaders and congressional delegations.”
He added, “These meetings that were held showed the two countries’ seriousness about establishing the relationship between Baghdad and Washington,” noting that “a long time has passed since the visit of an Iraqi prime minister to Washington, as we hope that Al-Kazemi’s visit will create momentum for the relationship between the two countries in a positive direction.”
He continued, “Everyone is aware of the unnatural challenges facing the Iraqi economy due to the Corona pandemic or due to the low oil prices,” explaining that “Prime Minister Al-Kazemi and Iraqi officials have demonstrated their ideas to reform the economy and the United States, on its part, received these ideas warmly and demonstrated their commitment to work with the Iraqi government.” To achieve these efforts. ”