Saleh stresses the need to develop friendly relations between Iraq and the United States
Today, Tuesday, President of the Republic Barham Salih stressed the need to develop friendship between [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and the United States, and to coordinate and cooperate in the field of combating terrorism.
Saleh, upon his meeting today in Baghdad, stressed the commander of the US Army Central Command, General Kenneth Mackenzie, that "Iraq will not be an arena for international and regional conflict and rivalry."
"We seek to build good relations with everyone, and we have no interest in being drawn into side conflicts," he said.
A statement from the office of the President of the Republic indicated that the two sides discussed the decision of the House of Representatives to withdraw foreign forces, and emphasized the importance of respecting and strengthening the national sovereignty of Iraq and its independent national decision and protecting its security and stability.
In turn, the Commander of the US Army Central Command affirmed his country's keenness to continue joint cooperation against terrorism, support the capabilities and training of Iraqi forces, and enhance [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] security and stability.
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