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Abadi’s Office: Australian PM to visit Baghdad soon

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott

(IraqiNews.com) On Monday, the official government spokesman, Saad Hadithi revealed that the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott plans to visit Baghdad in the coming days, while noting that Abbott will discuss with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi the support and the equipment of security forces to confront the organization of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Hadithi said in an interview for IraqiNews.com, “Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott will visit Baghdad in the coming days to meet with President Minister Haider al-Abadi to discuss military cooperation between the two countries.”

He added, “Abbott will discuss with al-Abadi the subject of development, training and equipping of security forces with weapons and ammunition,” adding that, “Australia has shown its willingness to provide military support to Iraq to face the terrorist gangs of ISIS.”

On September 26, 2014, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced that he had agreed with his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott on the need to assist Iraq in its efforts to fight ISIS, while emphasized on the importance of bilateral cooperation between the two countries in various fields, particularly in the security file, pointing out Iraq’s desire for relations based on mutual respect.



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