12:16 - 2023-08-15
Today, Tuesday, the Ministerial Council for National Security approved the agreement of the Iraqi delegation with the American side, while the Prime Minister, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Muhammad Shia'a Al-Sudani, directed to communicate with the leadership of the International Coalition to start the work of the bilateral committee.
The media spokesman for the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Major General Yahya Rasool, said in a statement, "The Prime Minister, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Muhammad Shia' al-Sudani, chaired a meeting of the Ministerial Council for National Security, in the presence of the members of the council," noting that "the meeting witnessed a discussion of the latest developments." Security and the most important challenges, and ways to confront them.
He added, "During the meeting, they discussed approving Iraq's accession to the international database at the United Nations, pertaining to lost and stolen weapons in Iraq and the world, with the aim of controlling this type of weapon," noting that "the council discussed the issue of the entry of Arab and foreign hunters into the country." During the hunting season, appropriate decisions were taken in this regard.
And he continued, "The council listened to a detailed briefing on the visit of the Iraqi delegation, headed by Defense Minister Thabet Muhammad al-Abbasi, to Washington at the invitation of the US Secretary of Defense," noting that "the Iraqi delegation was briefed on a review of the joint dialogue between the two countries that dealt with bilateral security cooperation within The strategic framework agreement, the shape of the future relationship between Iraq and the international coalition to combat terrorism, the Iraqi delegation’s affirmation of the constants related to the sovereignty of Iraq, the growing capabilities of its armed forces of all kinds, and their carrying out their tasks in protecting security and stability and securing the country’s borders.
He pointed out that "the delegation put forward the Iraqi point of view during the course of the dialogue, regarding the absence of the need for the presence of any foreign combat forces on Iraqi soil," explaining that "after reviewing the course of the dialogue, the Council approved the agreement of the Iraqi delegation with the American side to form a joint supreme committee with the coalition." to start implementing the outcomes of the joint dialogue.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces directed, according to the statement, "the Chief of Staff of the Army to communicate with the leadership of the international coalition in Iraq to carry out the work of the bilateral committee."
The Council appreciated the efforts of the Iraqi delegation and its emphasis on the integration of Iraqi security capabilities, and the preservation of the requirements of Iraqi sovereignty in all its aspects.
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