Gaza and Red Sea on agenda
Nouri Al-Maliki meets US Ambassador Romanowski
BAGHDAD, January 21 — Nouri Al-Maliki, head of the State of Law Coalition, met with Alina Romanowski, the US Ambassador to Iraq, today. The meeting focused on the future of bilateral relations and escalating regional tensions, including the repercussions of Operation Al-Aqsa Flood and the need to ‘end Zionist aggression’ and establish humanitarian corridors for aid.
Al-Maliki emphasized the importance of strengthening and continuing to develop friendship and cooperation, highlighting the necessity of activating agreements, particularly the strategic framework agreement. He also pointed out the crises in Palestine, Lebanon, the Red Sea, northern Syria, and Iraq, urging prompt action to reduce tension and prevent the escalation of war.
Ambassador Romanowski reiterated the US’s support for Iraq’s stability and the continuation of dialogues to strengthen partnership projects in various sectors.
Full statement by Maliki’s office:
The head of the State of Law Coalition, Mr. Nouri Al-Maliki, received in his office today the Ambassador of the United States of America to Iraq, Ms. Alina Romanowski.
During the meeting, the two sides reviewed the future of bilateral relations between the two countries, as well as the escalation of tensions in the region, the repercussions of Operation Al-Aqsa Flood, and Baghdad’s keenness on the necessity of ending the Zionist aggression and opening humanitarian corridors to bring in aid.
The President of the State of Law Coalition stressed the importance of strengthening friendship and cooperation relations, and continuing to sustain and develop them in a way that serves the interests of the two friendly peoples, pointing out the necessity of activating the agreements concluded between the two countries, especially the strategic framework agreement, in line with the importance of the current stage.
Mr. Nouri Al-Maliki referred to the many crises facing the region, especially the events in occupied Palestine, Lebanon, the Red Sea, northern Syria, and Iraq, calling for speedy action to reduce tension and end the mutual attacks that may herald the expansion of the war.
In turn, the American Ambassador renewed her country’s support for the stability of Iraq, stressing the continuation of dialogues between the two countries in order to strengthen partnership projects in various important and vital sectors.