Ambassador Faily Participates in Panel Discussion on US Platform in the Middle East

On Friday, October 11, 2013, Ambassador Faily participated in a panel discussion, 'Towards a thoughtful US platform in the Middle East' with General James Jones and the head of international affairs at the US Chamber of Commerce, Myron Brilliant.

The event was organized by The EastWest Institute and held in Washington, DC.

During the panel discussion, Ambassador Faily noted that a thoughtful platform for engaging with the Middle East would require a multilayered approach that considers the socioeconomic and political transformations in the region.

The Ambassador reaffirmed Iraq's willingness to continue to strengthen relations with the US. Moreover, Ambassador Faily emphasized that bilateral relations should go beyond the security perspective and incorporate businesses and NGOs, with a focus on building institutional capacities.