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The Atlantic Council’s Iraq Initiative held online event to discuss US-Iraq relations and more with Iraq’s most recent former Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Mohamed Ali Alhakim. Atlantic Council Iraq Initiative Director Dr. Abbas Kadhim moderated the discussion.

Speakers

Dr. Mohamed Ali Alhakim
Former Foreign Minister
Republic of Iraq

Dr. Abbas Kadhim
Director, Iraq Initiative
Atlantic Council

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Tue, Jun 9, 2020

US-Iraq strategic talks not just about security issues, says Iraqi former foreign minister

Mohamed Ali Alhakim said the upcoming process is a necessary, long-planned step in ongoing bilateral ties between Baghdad and Washington. But he took pains to call the process a dialogue involving the US government and the sovereign state of Iraq, one which will define the Pentagon’s future presence in Iraq as well as non-military aspects of the relationship including education, energy, culture, trade, and foreign investment.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

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