UK prime minister meets Iraqi president in Downing Street
UK Prime Minister Theresa May held on Tuesday talks with Iraqi President Barham Salih in Downing Street as part of the latter’s current visit to the UK.
The two leaders discussed security cooperation, with May reaffirming the UK’s commitment to “supporting the Iraqi government in building a stable and successful nation,” a Downing Street spokesperson said.
“They acknowledged the ongoing threat posed by Daesh (Islamic State),” the spokesman said, adding that the prime minister stressed the UK’s firm readiness to provide further support to the Iraqi security forces and Kurdish Peshmerga.
They also discussed the latest developments in the Gulf region and agreed on the importance of international cooperation in the de-escalation of current tensions, the spokesman said.
The two leaders welcomed opportunities to on expand bilateral trade relations, with the prime minister reiterating the desire of the UK to increase investment in Iraq, he added. Source