Minister of Foreign Affairs Receives US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs and a Member of the National Security Council

Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein received, at his residence in New York, the White House National Security Council Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa, Mr. Brett McGurk, and, the Assistant Secretary of the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Ms. Yael Lempert, on the sidelines of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

 The two sides discussed relations between Iraq and the United States of America, especially in the military and security arenas, and the mechanism for implementing the steps adopted in the strategic dialogue session.

They also touched on Iraq’s relations with the countries of the region, in addition to the US-Iranian relations, and their effects on the region under the new Iranian and American administrations.

The Minister stressed that Iraq seeks to be a factor of stability and mediation to resolve differences between some region countries.

For their part, Mr. McGurk and Mrs. Lampert expressed their appreciation for the efforts made by Iraq in promoting peace and stability in the region, and valued the efforts and initiatives undertaken by Iraq through the Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership.