BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: President Jalal Talabani discussed last night with US ambassador to Iraq James Jeffery and US Forces Commander in Iraq Lloyd Austin the latest political situation and the decisions reached to by political blocs, as well as bilateral relations and the necessity to enhance developing relations.
In a statement issued by the presidency office, President Talabani pointed out the positive and productive results reached by the Iraqi politicians on the real national partnership, and the consensus on the need to train and arm Iraqi forces in cooperation with USA.
It added the satisfaction of ambassador Jeffery for reaching such political results, and reiterated the keenness of the United States to expand bilateral relations on all levels.
"The benefit of both sides lies in having strong rooted relations that will serve both countries", the ambassador said according to the statement.
Iraqi political blocs agreed on Tuesday night to surpass their differences and find solutions for the security posts during two weeks time and the endorsement of the Higher National Strategic Council by the parliament, as well as the administrative balance in governmental institutions.