Al-Sudani receives an official invitation from Biden to visit Washington


Today, during his meeting with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani got a formal invitation to visit Washington from President Joseph Biden.

According to the Prime Minister’s Media Office, “Al-Sudani met with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken in New York on the sidelines of his participation in the meetings of the United Nations General Assembly at its seventy-eighth session.”

The conference “discussed aspects of cooperation between Iraq and the United States of America, as well as ways to strengthen partnership in various fields and levels.”

During the discussion, the American minister relayed “President Joseph Biden’s invitation to Sudanese to visit the White House, in order to further discuss bilateral relations between the two countries.”

The Prime Minister expressed “his appreciation for the invitation and his willingness to respond at a later date,” emphasizing “the importance of resuming the work of the joint Iraqi-American committee, with regard to the strategic framework agreement between the two countries.”

He also mentioned “a number of significant milestones for bilateral cooperation, including the successful visit to Washington by an Iraqi delegation led by the Minister of Defense, and discussions about the relationship with the international coalition to combat terrorism.”

According to Al-Sudani, “Iraq’s desire to develop partnership relations with the United States in the areas of confronting the effects of climate change and investing in the energy sector, welcoming the contribution of American companies to investment opportunities in Iraq.”

He emphasized “the importance of joint cooperation in the security field to combat the terrorist ISIS, in light of the Iraqi security forces’ growing capabilities and combat capabilities, as well as their capabilities to maintain security throughout Iraq.”

Blinken, for his part, emphasized “the US administration’s appreciation for the practical steps taken by Iraq in diversifying energy sources, optimal gas investment and achieving self-sufficiency by signing contracts with Total, and electrical interconnection with neighboring countries,” emphasizing “the US administration’s eagerness to cooperate with Iraq.” Once again, the United States of America supports Iraq’s stability, progress, and prosperity in the files of combating the impacts of climate change, creating infrastructure, and increasing partnerships in many industries.”


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