Iraqi army discusses cooperation with NATO mission


Baghdad ( – Iraqi Army Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Abdul Amir Rashid Yarallah discussed three topics with NATO Mission Commander Iraq on Monday , Giovanni Iannucci, according to the Iraqi press agency (INA).

The two military officials discussed cooperation and coordination frameworks in terms of training, armament and expertise to develop the capabilities of the Iraqi army, according to a statement issued by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense.

The Iraqi Ministry of Defense announced last month that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) mission in Iraq.

A statement released by the Ministry of Defense mentioned that the MoU aims to support and develop the logistics system of the Iraqi Armed Forces and enhance their capabilities at all levels.

The MoU also aims to continue cooperation between the two sides and let Iraq catch up with the countries under the NATO umbrella, to provide the Iraqi military establishment with cutting-edge technology that increases capabilities. and the combat readiness of the Iraqi army, according to the statement.

The MoD said the MoU was preceded by long stages of continuous meetings that lasted a year before it was signed.


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