Biden meets with Maliki in Baghdad on Monday to discuss the withdrawal of U.S. forces

Posted: November 30, 2011 in Iraqi Dinar/Politics
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Baghdad, November 30 (Rn) – The media office of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, Wednesday, the latter will deliver today with Vice President Joseph Biden to discuss topics of common interest, notably the military withdrawal, while the government source confirmed that the visit will focus on activating the Framework Agreement Joint between the two countries will discuss a immunity of U.S. trainers

And U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden to Baghdad on a visit was scheduled earlier this month.

And began to pace the U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq and escalate according to the tables of the security agreement, and Iraqi security officials say that America has 12 000 troops in Iraq only in seven military sites.

The chancellor said in the office of Mary Rayes told the Kurdish news agency (Rn), “Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki will meet today with Vice President Joseph Biden in Baghdad,” indicating that “the visit is unusual for an American official to discuss the conditions of the withdrawal and application of the terms of the security agreement.”

She Rayes that “some media references to the Vice President arrived in Baghdad on a surprise visit,” pointing out that “this description is wrong and there is no presence of any visit to an official to Iraq abruptly, but the Iraqi government has fully informed varied the amount of visits, but may does not announce some of the visits for security reasons may be. ”

For his part, said Chancellor Abdul Hussein Al Jabri told the Kurdish news agency (Rn) that “the visit by U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden to Baghdad aimed economist Paramount will be the meeting of the joint Iraqi-American to activate the strategic framework agreement.”

He added that the “file immunity trained Americans will not be discussed with Joseph Biden until the end of the process of withdrawal that exceeded the U.S. rate of 95% and Iraq will work on finding alternatives that immunity for a file after that.”

He pointed out that “the U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden will attend the ceremony for the Iraqi government on expiry of the functions of the U.S. troops from Iraq.”

Iraq has signed and the United States in 2008, the Framework Agreement strategy to support the ministries and agencies of the Iraqi transition from the strategic partnership with the Republic of Iraq to the areas of economic, diplomatic, cultural and security, based on the Strategic Framework Agreement and to reduce the number of reconstruction teams in the provinces, as well as providing important sustainable for the rule of law, including development program in which the police and the completion of the coordination, supervision and report to the Fund for Iraq relief and reconstruction.

The agreement states that it should withdraw all U.S. forces from all territory and waters and airspace of Iraq no later than December 31 / December of this year 2011.

The White House had announced earlier that the Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki will visit Washington on December 12 / December next to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama days before the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.
Obama was announced on October 21 / October last that all U.S. troops will leave Iraq by the end of this year.

And under the Obama administration’s widely criticized, especially from the Republican Party for its decision to withdraw from Iraq, but Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in response to the criticism that Iraq is able to assume responsibility for security alone and reminding the presence of U.S. troops enough in the region.

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