[size=36]Iraqi-American talks to hold early parliamentary elections[/size]
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Member of the Presidency of Parliament, Bashir Al-Haddad, discussed, on Wednesday, the election file with the US Ambassador, Matthew Tueller.
A statement by the Media Office of Al-Haddad, a copy of which was received by Mawazine News, stated that "the Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Bashir Khalil Al-Haddad, received today, at his residence in Baghdad, US Ambassador Matthew Tueller."
The statement added, "During the meeting, which was attended by the Director-General of the Office of the Vice-President of the Council, Hoshyar Ghafouri, they discussed a number of topics and issues of common interest, foremost of which are ways to enhance bilateral relations between the two countries to serve common interests and ensure stability throughout the country and efforts to prepare the atmosphere for holding elections Early Parliament on October 10 of this year.
He continued, "The two sides reviewed the overall political and security developments in the Iraqi arena and the current events in the region, as well as discussing the economic aspect, investment opportunities, the path of negotiations and dialogues between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government, and reaching common understandings with a national vision."
Al-Haddad stressed, during the meeting, "the importance of continuing coordination and cooperation between Washington and Baghdad within the framework of mutual respect and common interests of the two countries, and respect for national sovereignty." Ended 29/A43