Al-Halboosi meets the majority leader in the US Senate

The Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halboussi, accompanied with a parliamentary delegation, met the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The meeting discussed relations between the two countries and means of enhancing them in all fields.

H.E. the Speaker said that the extremist terrorist organization targets not only Iraq but also targets the world, and the international community has to unite to fight this organization.

“Iraq has made sacrifices on behalf of the world and has achieved military victory with the blood of its sons and with the support of friends, including the United States of America, and terrorism must be defeated once and for all, and there are still pockets and sleeper cells, and we believe that this is another challenge that needs continued cooperation between Iraq and its friends for a secure and stable Iraq.” The Speaker added.

“One of the challenges we face is the return of displaced people and their stability and the provision of services to citizens, we call on international companies, including the American’s, to invest in Iraq, which needs two types of projects, long-term ones such as the oil and energy sector, and short and medium like education, health and housing.” Al-Halboosi said, pointing out that the circumstances are now more favorable than any other time and the economic partnership between the two countries must be strengthened through projects that reach the citizens directly.

For his part, McConnell expressed the commitment of the United States to support Iraq and respect its sovereignty as a strong ally away from any danger and threat, and to work to build economic relations that serve the interests of the two friendly peoples.

Media Office
Of the Parliament Speaker
Mar 29, 2019