Al-Kadhimi returns to Iraq after a visit to Washington, and confirms the recovery of 17,000 antiquities on his plane / expanded


Baghdad Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi and his accompanying government delegation returned home today, Thursday, after concluding an official visit to the United States of America that lasted for several days.

Upon his return, he was received by a number of Ministers, heads of bodies, and representatives of social activities.

Al-Kadhimi described the visit as culminating in the achievement of the organization, and the establishment of the foundations of the permanent relationship and partnership with the United States of America, in various fields, the most important of which are security, economy, health, education, culture, energy, environment, investment and other outlets of constructive bilateral cooperation.

Al-Kadhimi confirmed what was agreed upon, which is that no US combat forces will be present in Iraq on December 31, 2021.

The Prime Minister added that Iraq is continuing its quest to provide decent opportunities for our people, and to find new beginnings for everything that contributes to serving the citizens.

Al-Kadhimi expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Iraqi national political forces; for its support of the government’s efforts in the negotiations, and its support for the outcomes that have been reached.

Al-Kadhimi indicated the pride of the Iraqi government and people in what was achieved in favor of preserving the Mesopotamian heritage by recovering 17,000 artifacts, which were received from the United States of America, and returned with the delegation on the same plane.

The Prime Minister reiterated his confidence in the contribution of our beloved Iraqi people in the elections of October 10, 2021, indicating that the boycott will not serve anyone and that we have serious work to conduct the elections.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency