The US State Department: The dialogue with Baghdad was excellent, and it will take us to a new era of relations
The US State Department described today, Friday, the strategic dialogue between Baghdad and Washington positive, stressing that the dialogue will transfer relations from the military and security to a new stage.
“Her country wants all parties and components to have representatives in the Iraqi government,” said Morgan Ortagios, a spokeswoman for the ministry, adding that the United States has provided the largest humanitarian aid to Iraq.
She continued that “the strategic dialogue between America and Iraq was positive, and we will remain In Iraq until the elimination of ISIS, stressing the necessity of “ending the presence of sectarian militias in Iraq.”
She went on to say: “We support the creation of complete democracy in Iraq, and we want to support Iraq to enjoy effective democracy,” calling for “returning the displaced to their areas to achieve stability.”
This stage will focus not only on the security and military fields, but also on the political, diplomatic and cultural aspects between the two parties
. We are satisfied and there is no doubt that the strategic dialogue between the United States of America and Iraq is just a first step, and this step is very positive, and we see it as a way to deepen bilateral relations. With Iraq, you know that we have been in Iraq for nearly two decades and we have shed a lot of light on the military and security side.”
She explained, “We have done a lot jointly with the Iraqi government and all the partners in the international coalition as well as the Kurds, and during the past few years we have achieved an excellent job of defeating the ISIS succession, and this is a very important gain, inevitably we will remain guests in Iraq until the time they want them, and until we make sure of the judiciary For ISIS in full, but it is time to take a step towards a more advanced stage in our relations and at this stage we will not focus our focus only on the security and military fields, but also on the political, diplomatic and cultural aspects between the two parties, and we will undoubtedly be interested in economic and financial relations. We want Iraq to become a country where investors The Americans are working in it with complete confidence, so we want to take our relations to a new era.” Source