Britain renewed its invitation to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday to visit London.
Abadi “received a telephone call from British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday evening and discussed cooperation between the two countries and the Iraq reconstruction conference in Kuwait, in addition to the political and economic situation,” the statement said.
“The support of his country to Iraq in the areas of investment and stimulate the private sector and the entry of British investment companies to work in Iraq in addition to other sectors,” according to the statement.
“The invitation from British Prime Minister Teresa May to Abadi to visit the United Kingdom,” Johnson said.
Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi revealed on Tuesday the size of US troops in Iraq after conflicting reports on their numbers, the fate of their survival or their withdrawal from Iraq.
“The number of US troops in Iraq is less than 10,000,” Abadi said at his weekly conference.
In response to a question about the possibility of targeting certain factions of these forces, Abadi stressed that the issue of the presence of coalition forces will be subject to the law and the will of Iraq.
“The Iraqi government will not allow for a security vacuum, which calls for the continuation of cooperation with the coalition forces, especially the US until the elimination of the organization calls for a final, and the removal of threats.”
He said Da’dash still controls areas in Syria close to the Iraqi border.