Remarks by President Biden and Primary Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi of the Republic of Iraq In advance of Bilateral Assembly
Oval Business office
2:20 P.M. EDT
PRESIDENT BIDEN: Nicely, I’m honored to welcome the Prime Minister. We have known just about every other for some time. And welcome to the White Property, welcome to the Oval, Mr. Key Minister.
Iraq has been a crucial portion for the — husband or wife of the United States for some time now in the Middle East. And we’ve en- — I’ve engaged deeply in Iraq for my total career back again in the Senate, as Vice President, and as President. And I have worked with Iraq to — and subject of actuality, my son Beau was in Iraq for a yr with the Am- — with the Military Nationwide Guard.
And the sacrifices that so several — so quite a few have produced to make the U.S.-Iraq partnership has been genuine, and it’s consequential. And my administration is dedicated to strengthening that partnership, Mr. Prime Minister.
And the U.S-Iraqi Strategic Dialogue is about commitments that grow our cooperation on issues like health care, local climate, electricity. For — make a difference of simple fact, I needed to tell you: I was informed you — the 50 % a million — 500,000 — doses of COVID vaccine we’re sending — I was explained to you were explained to they would not occur for a even though. They’ll be there in a pair of weeks.
Primary MINISTER AL-KADHIMI: Thank you.
PRESIDENT BIDEN: They’ll be there swiftly. And — and, you know, we support strengthening Iraq’s