Dr. Osama Mahdi
US Secretary of State John Sullivan discussed with Abadi in Baghdad today the political, economic, reconstruction and crisis relations with the Kurdistan Region in addition to activating the strategic framework agreement signed between the two countries in 2008.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi on Sunday discussed with US Deputy Secretary of State John Sliven and the accompanying delegation the development of relations between the two countries and the meetings of the High Coordination Committee to activate the strategic framework agreement between Iraq and the United States in Baghdad today.
Silvan stressed his country’s support for Iraq in various fields, especially with the great victories achieved by the Iraqi forces on gangs, calling for terrorism and support reconstruction efforts and stimulate the Iraqi economy, as quoted by the media office of the Iraqi prime minister in a press statement followed by “Elaf.”
The meeting also stressed the importance of Iraqi-US economic relations, attracting foreign investment to Iraq and creating new jobs.
The US official arrived in Baghdad earlier today, where the US embassy said in a press statement that “Sullivan is heading a joint delegation of different American institutions to participate in the meetings of the Iraqi Supreme Coordinating Committee to promote a long-term US partnership with Iraq and the Iraqi people.
During his talks in the Iraqi capital, the US official intends to focus on expanding economic relations between the United States and Iraq and increasing foreign investment to facilitate Iraq’s reconstruction after 14 years of war and counter-terrorism.
The embassy said Sullivan would meet with senior Iraqi officials to discuss “efforts to ensure defeat of the eternal champion, regional strategic priorities and progress in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.”
For his part, said a member of the Foreign Relations Committee in the Iraqi House of Representatives Renas Jano that the visit of Sullivan aims to activate the strategic framework agreement signed between the two countries in their diplomatic, political and economic aspects.
He said in a press statement that Sullivan will hold meetings with the relevant parties in order to reach a formula of agreement between all parties and to address mechanisms and plans and projects that would activate the strategic framework agreement on more than one level.
“The US side was a key factor in the process of change that took place in Iraq in 2003, so the level of responsibility for this change must be positive. He pointed out that there are political solutions that can address the real problems that exist in Iraq for fear of escalating and turning them to other aspects, adding that the adoption and move forward these agreements between Iraq and the United States is a guarantee for the achievement of security and stability.
Amendment of the Strategic Framework Agreement
Iraq is willing to activate the “Strategic Framework Agreement” with the United States signed on November 17, 2008, and aware of Iraq’s urgent need for the Americans to support the reconstruction efforts of the liberated areas and their security stability. The agreement stipulates that the Republic of Iraq and the United States of America In this agreement, they stressed the need to “support and strengthen the democratic institutions in Iraq that have been identified and established in the Iraqi constitution, thereby enhancing Iraq’s ability to protect these institutions from all internal and external dangers.” Supporting and enhancing “security and stability in Iraq and its ability to deterThreats and threats against their sovereignty, security and territorial integrity, as the two sides continue to work to develop their close cooperation relations with regard to defense and security arrangements without prejudice to Iraq’s sovereignty over its territory, water and airspace. “
The agreement also called for cooperation in the fields of economy and energy to “build a booming, diversified and growing economy in Iraq, integrated into the global economic system” and support Iraq’s efforts to invest its resources for economic development, sustainable development and investment in projects that improve the basic services of the Iraqi people. Develop the integration and security of the Iraqi criminal justice system, including the police, courts and prisons.
The Iraqi Foreign Ministry had earlier set up a high-level committee to activate the strategic framework agreement with the United States, headed by Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari and the membership of the undersecretaries of the ministries of higher education, foreign affairs, defense, finance, trade, transport and culture, as well as representatives of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers.
The Agreement on the Strategic Framework for the Long-term Future has been drafted and is expressly stated in one of its paragraphs stating literally (this Agreement shall remain in force unless either party gives written notice to the other party of its intention to terminate this Agreement and the termination shall take effect one year after the date Such notification).
The full name of this agreement is the “Strategic Framework Agreement for a Relationship of Friendship and Cooperation between the Republic of Iraq and the United States”, whose importance lies in delineating the horizon of future relations between the two countries in the context of the common desire to establish a long-term relationship and meet the need to provide the necessary support for the success of the political process in Iraq ” Long-term future.
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