Shafaq News/ The Speaker of the Parliament, Mohammed al-Halbousi received an American delegation headed by Democratic Representative in Washington and Chairman of the Armed Forces Committee ,Adam Smith; to discuss relations between the two countries, and ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation.
The Speaker reviewed the political developments in the country, the legitimate demands of the demonstrators, the reform packages approved by the Parliament, the procedures related to the constitutional amendments and the electoral law, stressing the need to protect the demonstrators and not to attack the security forces, while maintaining peaceful demonstrations, and work on radical reforms to provide a decent life for the Iraqi people.
The meeting discussed relations between Baghdad and Washington, the need to expand economic cooperation between the two countries, and the investment development to achieve employment opportunities for youth.
He also discussed efforts by the US-led international coalition to fight the Islamic State terrorist organization, pursue its cells, stabilize liberated cities, and help return displaced people to their cities.
For his part, the head and members of the U.S. delegation expressed Washington's readiness to provide more support to Iraq politically, economically and militarily, to maintain its stability and the unity of its people and territorial integrity, called for the need for economic and political reforms to meet the demands of protesters and protect them.