Foreign Minister: “Iraq will sign memorandums of cooperation and understanding with Washington in various fields.”

Foreign Minister Mr. Fuad Hussein considered that “ The United States of America is a strong ally and a strong ally of Iraq and we will continue to protect that alliance”
Minister Fuad Hussein stressed that our foreign policy is based on the interest of Iraq, indicating that Iraq’s relations with Iran are based on common interests, and include political, cultural, and economic relations.

Minister Fuad Hussein indicated that “We strive to deal with neighboring countries according to the principle of common interests, provided that they do not interfere in internal affairs” Adding that the Iraqi decision was made by the Iraqis themselves, and our policy stems basically from the Iraqi interest.

This came in a press statement after the bilateral talks held by the Minister with his US counterpart, Mr, Michael Pompeo.
On the visit of the high-level Iraqi delegation to Washington, the Minister said “Today we launched the second round of the strategic dialogue between Iraq and US “ and revealed that Iraq will sign an agreement with the American Chevron Oil Company.

Concerning security cooperation between the two countries, the Minister explained that Baghdad and Washington are in one trench to fight Da’esh and this cooperation will continue and emphasised the continuation of dialogue in the fields of energy, health and culture, adding: “We will sign memorandums of cooperation and understanding with Washington in various fields”
On his part, US Secretary of State Mr. Pompeo expressed that his country wishes an Iraq free of corruption, and stated: We support the Iraqi government in its early elections procedures, revealing that his country has provided financial support of $ 204 million, stressing their commitment to providing support, stating that “We had good talks, and our partnership is strong very”

Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein, left, speaks at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, during a news conference with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)