Arbil August 21 (AKnews) – The president of the Joint Chiefs of armies U.S. Gen. Martin Dempsey Tuesday, to the Iraqi capital Baghdad on a visit to meet with a number of Iraqi officials.
A senior source in the Iraqi government told the Kurdish news agency (Rn) that “the Joint Chief of Staff of the armies of the U.S. General Martin Dempsey, arrived today to the capital, Baghdad, to meet a number of Iraqi officials, led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.”
The source added that General Dempsey will meet a number of Iraqi military leaders to discuss ways of cooperation between Iraq and the United States. “
The head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the armies of the U.S. Martin Dempsey said in a statement to reporters from the plane that was carrying him to Afghanistan, said that “the Iraqi leadership wants to build relationships security cooperation and military with the U.S. military, and I think they realized that they missed the opportunity to establish more normal relations with us, but I do not mean we will come back to Iraq. “
The visit is the first U.S. military official high-level of Iraq after the withdrawal of U.S. forces end of 2011.
The Iraq and the United States have signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement in 2008 which was the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of 2011.