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Iraq | Salih: International solidarity needed in face of ongoing war on terrorism

Iraq's President Barham Salih received the United Kingdom’s Senior Defense Advisor for the Middle East and North Africa, Lieutenant-General Sir John Lorimer, and United Kingdom's Ambassador to Iraq, Stephen Hickey, in Baghdad.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed the UK-Iraqi ties and stressed the need to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.

They also discussed military cooperation in terms of training and arming Iraqi security forces and in terms of ongoing cooperation between Iraq and the United Kingdom in the fight against terrorism.

Salih stressed the need for international solidarity in the face of terrorist organizations that present both a national and international threat.

He further added that although Iraqi security forces managed to defeat ISIS, remaining cells continue to threaten lives of Iraqis.