The US ambassador meets Al-Maliki: Emphasis on the importance of the “strategic framework agreement” and early elections


08.12.2021 – 18:59
The US ambassador meets Al-Maliki: Emphasis on the importance of the "strategic framework agreement" and early elections

Baghdad – people  

On Thursday, the US Embassy affirmed the United States’ commitment to democracy and the rule of law in Iraq.  

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And the embassy stated in a statement that “Nass” received a copy of it (August 12, 2021), that “the US ambassador to Iraq, Matthew Tueller, met today with former Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to discuss the results of the last session of the US-Iraq strategic dialogue.”  

Ambassador Tueller stressed the “importance of the Strategic Framework Agreement signed between the two countries in 2008 as a basis for strong bilateral relations based on broad common interests, as well as his affirmation of the strong commitment of the United States of America to democracy and the rule of law in Iraq.”  

The ambassador pledged to “provide the United States’ support for Iraq to hold transparent and fair elections as scheduled on October 10, by providing the necessary funding and technical assistance to the United Nations mission UNAMI and the Independent High Electoral Commission.”  

The statement pointed out that “the United States hopes for wide participation in early, free and fair elections that reflect the will of the Iraqi people.”

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