x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 29 July 2017

Bush thanks Khalifa for Iraq policy

The US president has thanked Sheikh Khalifa for his decision to cancel Iraq's debt and reopen the embassy in Baghdad.

President Bush meets with Sheikh Khalifa during a visit to the UAE in January. Mr Bush has thanked Sheikh Khalifa for cancelling Iraq's debt and reopening the UAE's embassy in Baghdad.
President Bush meets with Sheikh Khalifa during a visit to the UAE in January. Mr Bush has thanked Sheikh Khalifa for cancelling Iraq's debt and reopening the UAE's embassy in Baghdad.

The US president George Bush yesterday called Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, to thank him for his decision to forgive Iraq's debt and reopen the embassy in Baghdad. "We certainly appreciate the Emirates' recognition that a secure and prosperous Iraq is in the best interest of the region," the White House spokesman Dana Perino said. Sheikh Khalifa this week agreed to annul Iraq's US$7 billion (Dh25bn) debt and appoint a new ambassador to Baghdad.

*AFP