Abdul Mahdi receives a US Senate delegation

BAGHDAD Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi received in his official office today a US Senate delegation headed by Senator Matt Romney, which includes Sen. Chris Murphy, a Democratic senator and a member of the Foreign Relations Committee.

He stressed that the situation in Iraq has improved and our relations with the surrounding countries have developed a lot and Iraq is a unified element and a point of attraction and convergence, and our priorities focus on establishing security and stability and strengthening the economy and improving the services and infrastructure destroyed during the years of wars experienced by the Iraqi people, and our plans are to move towards encouraging the private sector and industries and production and not just consumption and import, indicating that the Iraqi forces have become stronger and more powerful than before and continue to pursue the remnants of Daesh in the desert and remote areas.

He pointed out that the United States is an important country and we have a strategic framework agreement and we look forward to the contribution of its companies in building and rebuilding Iraq and supporting the Iraqi economy, stressing the important role of parliamentary delegations in promoting mutual cooperation and exchange of views.

For his part, Senator Mt Romney said: I am pleased to see Iraq with this security stability and economic growth and normal life in the cities, which differed significantly from what it was, and that the Iraqis have great opportunities for work and construction under the unity of Iraqis and to renounce differences and stabilize the situation and improve external relations.

Sen. Chris Murphy said that economic opportunities were increasing in the face of stability and that US companies were ready to participate in building and strengthening the economy.

During the meeting, they discussed relations between the two countries and reviewed developments in the situation, improving the security situation in Iraq and the vision of the future government for various political and economic issues.

The meeting was attended by Charge d’Affaires of the US Embassy, Joe Hood, and also attended by the Iraqi side Dhafer al-Ani, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee in the House of Representatives and a number of advisers..

Source: National Iraqi News Agency