Ambassador Al Khirullah Meets with Ms. Barbara Leaf

Ambassador Nazar Al Khirullah met with Ms. Barbara Leaf, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, at the State Department headquarters on July 14 when they discussed several topics to explore prospects for developing political, economic and cultural relations between both countries; supporting building of confidence; strengthening economic partnerships; and boosting cooperation in various domains. Amb. Al Khirullah explained priorities of the Iraqi government regarding associated gas investment projects and partnerships with countries to achieve self-sufficiency for Iraq in gas sector during the coming years.
In her turn, Ms. Leaf praised the serious efforts of the Iraqi government towards achieving energy independence and gas investment through a recent agreement with TotalEnergies and the Gulf countries to materialize self-sufficiency in electricity production during the coming period. Ms. Leaf also commended the Iraqi government's efforts in connecting electricity with the Gulf countries and Jordan, which would increase the production of electric energy to meet the needs of Iraq.
The two sides agreed to hold future meetings to follow up cooperation in the topics mentioned above.