The Media Line said the White House announced Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi will visit US President Joe Biden at the White House on July 26. Joe Biden
The White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement on Friday he visit “will highlight the strategic partnership between the United States and Iraq and advance bilateral cooperation under the Strategic Framework Agreement.”
“The visit will also focus on key areas of shared interest including through education, health, cultural, energy, and climate initiatives.
The statement also said President Biden also looks forward to strengthening bilateral cooperation with Iraq on political, economic, and security issues to include joint efforts to ensure the enduring defeat of ISIS.”
Kadhimi’s office last week released a statement saying that the prime minister and US National Security Council Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa Brett McGurk discussed “mechanisms for combat troops’ withdrawal from Iraq, and moving forward to a new stage in strategic cooperation that develops the relationship between the two countries and enhances Iraq’s security and sovereignty.”
Biden administration officials later denied that a troop withdrawal was discussed. Joe Biden
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