[size=32]The street split into a supporter and opponent of Saleh's travel, which is more important to meet Trump or his duties inside the country ?![/size]
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Baghdad / Sky Press
Amid a new wave of demonstrations sweeping the country, Iraqis were surprised that President Barham Saleh traveled to Switzerland to attend the Davos conference.
The news of Saleh's travel to Davos, angered Iraqi tweets on Twitter, which made them wonder about the most important matter, whether the country's affairs or Trump's meeting.
US President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet Iraqi President Barham Salih and the President of the Kurdistan Region, Negervan Barzani, in two separate meetings.
On the other hand, observers were divided over the priority of the visit at the present time, as the travel of the President of the Republic comes at a stormy time the country is going through, while others said that this falls within his presidential tasks.
Iraq is witnessing a new wave of demonstrations after the deadline granted by the demonstrators to the government to choose a new prime minister and to prosecute those who caused the killing of the demonstrators, but that none of them has been implemented.
Political analyst Raad Hashem, said in an interview with "Al-Hurra Site" that the invitation to attend the Davos conference was received by the Iraqi president long before and before all these events occurred, and they were answered with approval at the time.
Hashem believes that, far from the invitation, Barham Salih would have "failed in the task of choosing a new prime minister for Iraq, because he could not find a consensus between the parties on the one hand and the Shiite authorities on the other hand, while each side refuses to concede."
For his part, says political analyst Raad Al-Kaabi, that there is a problem in coordination between the authorities in the state, in terms of knowing the powers, they are acting from the logic of leadership.
In his speech, Al-Kaabi explained that the Prime Minister was supposed to attend the Davos Forum because he is the one who has broad powers according to the constitution compared to the President of the Republic.
The Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi submitted his resignation in November last year, but he is still exercising his duties within the caretaker government until the election of a new prime minister.
Iraqi political analyst Hussein Allawi believes that despite Saleh discussing important files during the Davos conference, this will cause a state of tension in the Iraqi street in light of these difficult circumstances.
"While attending the Davos conference, Saleh will focus on three main issues, which are the level of US-Iraqi relations, Iraq's membership in the international coalition against ISIS, and the promotion of investment and development opportunities in Iraq," Allawi said.
Allawi added that Saleh's travel comes in light of mass demands to choose a prime minister, who rejected all the names proposed by the political forces.
It is likely that Saleh will not discuss the issue of choosing the expected Iraqi Prime Minister with the American President, but will come at the forefront of the issues to be discussed, the US military presence in Iraq and ways to combat terrorism, and the path of US-Iraqi relations in the economic and political fields.