ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi on Monday received a US delegation led by Senator Lindsay Graham, discussing security cooperation between Baghdad and Washington.
"During the meeting, Mr. Al- Kadhimi welcomed the delegation and expressed willingness to strengthen bilateral relations and ways to develop the relations in economic, cultural, and educational areas, in such a way that serve the interest of the Iraqi and American peoples," Kadhimi's office said in a statement on Twitter.
Iraqi News Agency reported that "the new phase of security cooperation in the field of counseling and capacity-building for the Iraqi security forces" was highlighted during the meeting.
Moreover, the Iraqi prime minister also received Ramzi Neman, the outgoing Special Representative of the World Bank in Iraq, Kadhimi's office said in a separate statement.
Kadhimi noted that his government is determined to proceed with reforms in efforts to "provide better livelihoods for the Iraqi people," according to the statement.
"The Prime Minister affirmed that the reform efforts adopted by the government have begun to bear tangible results through the economic indicators published by international organizations," the statement added.