H.E Prime Minister Dr. Haider Abadi receives a telephone call from US Vice President Mike Pence

Iraq Prime Minister's Media Office
Fri, Mar 16, 2018

March -16-2018

His Excellency Prime Minister Dr. Haider Abadi has received a telephone call from US Vice President Mike Pence.
Mr. Pence has praised Prime Minister Dr. ِAl-Abadi's leadership in achieving the victory against Daesh, stressing the continued support of his country to Iraq and renewed US President congratulate in the great victory achieved over Daesh's Terrorist's gangs.
Mr. Pence has expressed his admiration for the vision of the Prime Minister and his leadership of the country and the achievement of community cohesion and his keenness to ensure the rights of all components of the Iraqi people, which he saw through the visit of Dr. Haider Abadi to Mosul.
Mr. Pence has commended the government's steps in reopening the Sulaimaniyah and Erbil airports for international flights and affirmed his country's support for the unity and Iraq's sovereignty, pointing out that the leadership of Dr. Haider al-Abadi in this file proved to all the Iraqi people that there is no discriminate among the components of the country.
Dr. Haider Al-Abadi has stressed his keenness to consolidate democracy in Iraq and strengthening the institutions of the state and the importance of continuing the citizenship project to overcome sectarian and racist policies, praising Iraqi youth, which aspires to hold free and fair elections for emerging a new Iraq.
His Excellency has stressed on a long-term step with the local government in Kurdistan aims to resolve all the problems between the center and the region and to let the Kurdish people feel they are an essential part of the state and the Iraqi society, indicating that the government is in the processing of paying salaries of the region's employees.
Dr. Haider Al-Abadi has said that Iraq now becomes a strong, has a strong army and a staid military institution, assuring that the government is working to strengthening the rest of the state institutions. The aim is to reach a stable political situation to prevent foreign intervention that seeks to weaken state sovereignty.
His Excellency has stressed on the plan to reduce the number of American advisers and trainers in Iraq after an overwhelming victory over Daesh's terrorist and that the presence of these trainers is limited to supporting Iraqi military and security institutions with international expertise in training and technical support.
Dr. Haider Al-Abadi has stressed on the importance of strengthening economic and trade relations between the two countries, as Iraq hopes the US administration to encourage the private sector to invest in Iraq.

Media office of the prime minister
March -16- 2018

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