NOURNEWS - "According to the agreement reached with Washington, all US troops will leave Iraq by the end of this year," the Iraqi president told Noursnews.
"Barham Salih" on the sidelines of a meeting with foreign media representatives in Baghdad, who were present to cover the regional summit in the city, in response to a question from "Noursnews" reporter about the connection between the meeting and the issue of US troops' expulsion from Iraq: "There is no connection between the two," he said.
Salih stressed: "The summit of Iraq's neighbors and friends will be held in Baghdad with the focus on cohesion and unity of these countries to establish peace and security and expand economic and cultural relations, and it is natural that all facilities and tools should be used to achieve such a goal."
The Iraqi president added: "Some people thought that this meeting might be a platform for the continued presence of foreign troops in Iraq, but this is not true, and according to what we have concluded in the negotiations with the White House, the US troops left Iraq on time and on time."
Referring to the approaches of the Baghdad meeting,Barham Salih said: "If it is clear from the guests of this summit, we intend to become a bridge between the countries of the region in order to achieve collective goals."
He added: "Iraq is determined to maintain its red lines, including the issue of Palestine, and therefore, we will not think about the process of normalization of relations with the Zionist regime, and we will not join it."