[size=36]Al-Sudani: The government is in the process of reviewing the form of the relationship with the international coalition[/size]
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Mawazine News - Baghdad
Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani confirmed today, Wednesday, that the government is in the process of reviewing the form of the relationship with the international coalition, while he extended an invitation to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg to visit Iraq.
The Prime Minister’s Media Office stated in a statement received by Mawazine News, that “Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani met in New York, this evening, Wednesday (Baghdad time), with the Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg, on the sidelines of his participation in The 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Al-Sudani stressed, "The importance of cooperation in the field of exchanging information and tracking the sources of financing terrorism, whose networks spread throughout all countries of the world, in addition to the challenges related to drug trade and smuggling."
He stated, "The government is in the process of reviewing the form of the relationship with the international coalition in light of the readiness of the Iraqi security forces, which resulted in the formation of a bilateral committee, the holding of multiple dialogues, and the visit of a delegation from the Ministry of Defense to Washington to follow up on this matter and discuss the development and training of the Iraqi forces."
For his part, Stoltenberg expressed his thanks to the Prime Minister, in appreciation of the Iraqi government’s steps towards reform, and the role played by the Iraqi government and people, through its security forces, in defeating the terrorist organization ISIS and repelling the danger, not only from Iraq but from the peoples of the NATO countries, stressing, "Respect Iraq's sovereignty, and expand cooperation in providing advice and training to the Iraqi security forces to include the formations of the Ministry of Interior."