The Iraqi government reveals the files of its upcoming dialogue with the United States
The Iraqi government revealed today, Tuesday, the sectors that will be covered in the upcoming negotiations with the United States of America, stressing that they are not negotiations, but “dialogue.”
“The strategic dialogue is very important with the United States of America and is essential,” Hisham Dawood, the adviser to the Iraqi Prime Minister, said in a press conference held today, attended by the correspondent of Shafaq News. The military.”
And David said that “Iraq will participate in its dialogue with America at the level of deputy ministers,” stressing that “Iraq seeks open relations not only with the United States, but balanced relations with everyone, whether Iran, Saudi Arabia, America, and others.”
He pointed out that “the dialogue will cover all fields,” stressing that the government will “benefit from these dialogues in agriculture, industry and energy.”
David announced last Tuesday that negotiations with the United States will begin on June 10 and may be at the level of a foreign minister or lower.
It is expected that the “strategic dialogue” will deal with the fate of the strategic framework agreement signed between the two countries in 2008, which paved the way for the exit of American forces from Iraq at the end of 2011 after eight years of occupation, as well as the nature of relations between the two countries at various levels.
Washington and Baghdad will also search for an agreement on the fate of US forces in Iraq, as Iran presses its allies in Iraq to drive American forces out of the country.
On January 5, the Iraqi parliament voted on a resolution demanding that Baghdad work to remove foreign forces from the country.
The decision came two days after Washington assassinated the commander of the Iranian Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, and the leader of the Iraqi popular crowd, Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, with an air strike near Baghdad airport.
Alongside the Washington-led coalition, US forces have withdrawn from 6 military forces in Iraq since the killing of Soleimani and the engineer. The international coalition says this is part of the relocation and withdrawal from bases of a small number of soldiers. Source