Baghdad The head of the Center for Political Thinking, Ihssan Al-Shammari, stressed the benefit of Iraq from the strategic dialogue with Washington, which is to give a new space for cooperation in all fields and to know the thinking of the democrats towards Iraq.
Al-Shammari said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) “this dialogue is the first communication between Iraq and the Biden administration, at the level of framing and drawing the relationship in accordance with the strategic framework agreement,” indicating that “the dialogue will push the American side to lay down general lines in relation to the approach that Biden can work on it towards Iraq.”
Al-Shammari said that the strategic dialogue confirms that the United States places Iraq in the spotlight, but not among its priorities.
He pointed out that an essential part of this dialogue, and the goal of the United States of America from it is to know the level of need or request of the Iraqi government to maintain coordination between Baghdad and Washington at all levels and tracks. ”
He pointed out that the benefit of Iraq from the dialogue is to give a new space for cooperation and also the government headed by Al-Kadhimi will know the nature of the thinking of the democrats in managing the Iraq file, and also the benefit is reflected in increased cooperation with Washington and coordination in the security fields, especially terrorist challenges and combating terrorism because the interest of Iraq is not with a complete withdrawal of American forces from Iraq, since the terrorist challenges are still emerging. ”
He pointed out that Iraq needs an economic partnership with Washington, especially in the current economic conditions of the country and its huge financial organizations, and in light of the Coronavirus pandemic.
He stressed that Iraq will focus in the strategic dialogue on four tracks, political diplomacy, economic, military security, and the Coronavirus pandemic.
He pointed out that the United States is the one that wants to hold dialogues and activate the strategic framework agreement that was frozen in the era of former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and did somehow in the government of Haider al-Abadi, and retreated in the government of Adel Abdul-Mahdi, and it now wants to abide by the agreement even though the current government headed by Al-Kadhimi wants to abide by it. ”
Source: National Iraqi News Agency