Baghdad, The Information Office of Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi issued a clarification on the visit of US President Donald Trump and his wife to Iraq.
"The US authorities have informed the Iraqi authorities of the desire of US President Donald Trump to visit Iraq last night to congratulate the new Iraqi government and to visit the US military within the coalition forces supporting Iraq in the fight against Daesh and the Iraqi government welcomed the request," the office said in a statement.
"There was supposed to be an official reception and a meeting between Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi and the American president, but a different view of the organization of the meeting led to its replacement by telephone conversation on the developments in the situation, especially after the US president's decision to withdraw from Syria, and to provide security and stability for the peoples and countries of the region. "
The Prime Minister welcomed the US President and invited him to visit Baghdad and also US President called on Prime Minister to visit Washington. The two sides agreed to continue to strengthen the common relations between the two countries.
The visit of the US president and his wife included congratulations to the American military at the Iraqi base of Ain al-Assad in Anbar on the occasion of Christmas.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency