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Baghdad / Obelisk: The Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, received, on Monday, November 30, 2020, the British Minister of State for the Middle East and Africa, James Cleverley, and the Minister of the British Armed Forces, James Hebe.
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Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi receives the British Minister of State for Middle East Affairs and the Minister of the British Armed Forces
The Prime Minister, Mr. Mustafa Al-Kazemi, received today, Monday, the British Minister of State for the Middle East and Africa, Mr. James Cleverley, and the Minister of the British Armed Forces, Mr. James Hebe.
During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries in the political, economic and military fields, and the importance of continuing joint cooperation in the field of the war against terrorism and the pursuit of ISIS terrorist organization. The regional situation was also discussed and working together for calm and dialogue, with the aim of stabilizing the region.
They also discussed what was agreed upon during the Prime Minister’s visit to the United Kingdom, last month, and ways to turn it into practical steps that would serve the interests of both countries.
During the meeting, they discussed ways to support building the capabilities of the Iraqi forces, in the field of training, equipment and intelligence support, provided that the support provided was in accordance with Iraqi priorities.
During the meeting, Mr. Al-Kazemi affirmed that Iraq is keen to build strategic relations with the United Kingdom, in the political and economic fields, referring to the historical relations between the two countries, which would contribute to strengthening cooperation and supporting the Iraqi economy, and supporting the economic reforms included in the White Paper, as well as helping Iraq to reach free and transparent elections that meet the aspirations of the Iraqi people.
For its part, the British delegation affirmed Britain’s support for Iraq, and for the path taken by the Iraqi government, in the field of economic and security reform, and the steps taken towards holding early elections.
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