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US pres. reaffirms commitment to Strategic Framework Agreement with Iraq - WH

WASHINGTON, Feb 3 (KUNA) -- US President Joe Biden spoke on Thursday with Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammad Al-Sudani during which he reaffirmed the US "commitment" to the Strategic Framework Agreement with Iraq.
The White House said in a statement that Biden commended the Prime Minister's efforts "to strengthen Iraq's sovereignty and independence." The statement added that the leaders discussed Al-Sudani's "economic agenda and plans to ensure that Iraq's economy is delivering for the Iraqi people, policies the US is prepared to fully endorse." The two leaders recommitted to ensuring that the so-called Islamic State (IS) "can never again threaten the Iraqi people or regional and international security." The statement noted that Biden took the opportunity of Jordanian King Abdullah II's visit to the White House to invite him to join the call during which King Abdullah II stressed Jordan's "support for Iraq, including through joint strategic infrastructure projects." (end) si.mt