Al-Sudani receives an official invitation from Biden to visit Washington

Al-Sudani receives an official invitation from Biden to visit Washington


Al-Sudani receives an official invitation from Biden to visit WashingtonToday, Tuesday, during his meeting with US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani received an official invitation from President Joseph Biden to visit Washington.

The Prime Minister’s Media Office stated, in a statement, that “Al-Sudani met, in New York, with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, on the sidelines of his participation in the meetings of the United Nations General Assembly at its seventy-eighth session.”

During the meeting, they “discussed aspects of cooperation between Iraq and the United States of America, and ways to strengthen partnership in various fields and levels.”

During the meeting, the American minister conveyed, “President Joseph Biden’s invitation to Sudanese to visit the White House, in order to further discuss bilateral relations between the two countries.”

The Prime Minister affirmed “his appreciation for the invitation and his readiness to respond to it at a date to be determined later,” stressing “the importance of resuming the work of the joint Iraqi-American committee, with regard to the strategic framework agreement between the two countries.”

He also referred to “a number of important milestones for bilateral cooperation, the successful visit made by the Iraqi delegation headed by the Minister of Defense to Washington, and discussions regarding the relationship with the international coalition to combat terrorism.”

Al-Sudani stated, “Iraq’s desire to develop partnership relations with the United States in the areas of confronting the effects of climate change and investing in the energy sector, welcoming the contribution of American companies to investment opportunities in Iraq.”

He reiterated “the importance of joint cooperation in the security field to combat the terrorist ISIS, in light of the growing capabilities and combat capabilities of the Iraqi security forces and their capabilities to maintain security throughout Iraq.”

For his part, Blinken pointed out “the US administration’s appreciation for the practical steps taken by Iraq in diversifying energy sources, optimal investment in gas and achieving self-sufficiency by signing contracts with Total, and electrical interconnection with neighboring countries,” stressing “the United States’ keenness to cooperate with Iraq.” In the files of confronting the effects of climate change, developing infrastructure, and expanding partnership in various fields, once again the United States of America supports Iraq’s stability, development, and prosperity.”