Washington. Deputy Secretary of US Department of State John J. Sullivan met in Baghdad with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
Deputy Secretary Sullivan congratulated Prime Minister Abadi and all Iraqis on their commitment to the democratic process and their formation of a new government.
The Deputy Secretary thanked the Prime Minister for his steadfast leadership in the battle against ISIS and reiterated the United States commitment to continued security, political, and economic cooperation with Iraq.
Deputy Secretary also thanked for working within the framework of the U.S.-Iraq Strategic Framework Agreement as mentioned in press statement released by US Department of State.
Meeting included a discussion with visiting leadership from the General Electric Company on the importance of expanding Iraq’s economic ties and increasing foreign investment.
They also discussed to facilitate reconstruction, specifically by harnessing the innovative capabilities of U.S. companies as stated in press statement.