The following is a Joint Statement issued by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi and the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, following a bilateral meeting at the White House on Thursday 20 August 2020:
The strategic partnership between Iraq and the United States is based on a mutual desire for security and prosperity.
Together, the United States-led Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS and the Iraqi Security Forces destroyed the ISIS physical caliphate, and we continue to work in close coordination to ensure that ISIS is rendered incapable of posing a threat to Iraq and every other nation. We reaffirm our commitment to long-term security cooperation to build Iraq’s military capability and address threats to our shared interests.
Our security collaboration strengthens the foundation of our efforts to expand economic, humanitarian, political, and cultural cooperation. The COVID-19 pandemic further underscores the importance of working together to build a prosperous and stable Iraq that provides jobs and services to the Iraqi people and serves as a stabilizing force for the Middle East.