Security media: The Iraqi government affirmed its commitment to protect members of the international coalition and the NATO mission in the country
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The Security Media Cell stated in a statement:" Today, the National Security Adviser, Qassem Al-Araji, hosted a meeting between the Military Technical Committee Iraq, headed by the Deputy Commander of Joint Operations, First Lieutenant-General Abdul Amir Al-Shammari, and its counterpart in the coalition forces, headed by the Commander of the Inherent Resolve Operations Forces in Iraq, Major General John Brennan (USA), in the presence of his deputy, Brigadier General Carl Harris (UK) and Director of the Interagency and Civilian Environment Department, Brigadier-General Vincent Coste (France), and Director of the Office of Security Cooperation at the US Embassy, Brigadier General Keith Phillips. The meeting was also attended by the commander of the NATO mission in Iraq, Lieutenant-General Michael Lullsgaard (Denmark).
The Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iraqi Army, the commanders of weapons (land - air - air defense - army aviation - the navy), the director of military intelligence and the representative of the Ministry of Peshmerga, who presented a list arranged according to priorities for institutional cooperation that the Iraqi security forces, the coalition and the NATO mission plan to focus on, were also present. subscribed for the next 24 months.
National Security Adviser Qassem al-Araji stressed: "Cooperation will continue between the Iraqi forces and the international coalition in terms of advice, assistance and empowerment, and he congratulated the assembled parties on the near completion of the transition process earlier than planned, and in accordance with the principles of the strategic dialogue.
While Major General John Brennan said that he :"
The parties participating in the meeting affirmed their mutual commitment to continuous cooperation, as well as clearly defined how the coalition will continue to support the operations led by the Iraqi security forces. In addition, the Joint Operations Commands and the International Coalition discussed lessons learned from recent successful operations against ISIS.
The meeting discussed ways in which the Iraqi security forces can coordinate and focus support from the coalition forces and the NATO mission to develop the institutional and operational capabilities of the Iraqi security forces.
The gathered parties affirmed: "The members of the international coalition will be present at the invitation of the Iraqi government to provide advice, assistance and empowerment to the Iraqi forces in achieving their goals to protect the Iraqi people and eliminate ISIS, and that their presence will be exclusively in accordance with Iraqi sovereignty and international laws and norms. Where the Iraqi government reiterated its commitment to Protecting members of the international coalition and the NATO mission in Iraq.
The gathered parties also confirmed their plan to re-evaluate progress in this relationship on a quarterly basis, and within the framework of the Iraqi Security Coordination Group./End of 7[/rtl]