Today, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Washington, DC.
Today’s meeting was the second of the Strategic Framework Agreement Higher Coordinating Committee, which establishes the terms of the U.S.-Iraq relationship beyond security cooperation.
She said, “I very much appreciate the positive contributions that the prime minister and his team made today. We will partner with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to host the U.S.-Iraq Business and Investment Summit in October. And we’re going to work to make sure that the investment and business climate is very attractive. There are many important issues, but let me just highlight our education exchange. I want to commend Iraq for the $2.5 million it has recently put into the Fulbright student exchange program. We’re also working on justice issues to enhance law enforcement and strengthen the judicial and corrections systems. And we are also working to assist the Iraqi Government with the return of Iraqis who left their country but now wish to return home and be part of a new Iraq.”
For a full transcript of Secretary Clinton and Prime Minister al-Maliki’s remarks click here.