Baghdad, The Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, affirmed that last week witnessed a qualitative Iraqi contact with his surroundings and the world, whether through official visits to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, or the continuous international delegations to Iraq to enhance cooperation and support.
Al-Kadhimi said, during a meeting of the Ministerial Council for National Security today, Wednesday, that “we have basic tasks represented in protecting and fortifying the state, by strengthening and rebuilding constitutional institutions, especially the Iraqi army and the rest of our security services,” noting that Iraq’s distinguished regional and international relations support the direction of protection Country .
Al-Kadhimi pointed out to the strategic dialogue between Iraq and the United States of America, on which technical teams have been working for some time, as it will address multiple files between the two countries, including political, economic, health and cultural, as well as security cooperation, as well as the presence of the international coalition forces that were brought into Iraq to fight ISIS, and it had an influential role in this field.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces confirmed, “The great development in the capabilities of our security forces, and the change in the form of the terrorist threat on the ground, paved the way for the departure of approximately 60% of the coalition forces during the past months of the life of this government to the stage of the absence of the need for foreign combat units, and to be limited to training and advisory roles, logistical support and intelligence cooperation, until Iraq reaches the stage of self-sufficiency with the efforts, cooperation and solidarity of its sons.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency