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Iraqi president meets Trump in Davos, discuss foreign troops cut: Iraqi statement

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U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Iraq’s President Barham Salih during the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 22, 2020. The Presidency of the Republic of Iraq Office/Handout via REUTERS

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi President Barham Salih met U.S. President Donald Trump in Davos on Wednesday and discussed reducing foreign troops in the country, a statement from the Iraqi presidency said.

“During the meeting, reducing foreign troops and the importance of respecting the demands of Iraqi people to preserve the country’s sovereignty were discussed,” the statement said.

Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed and Aziz El Yaakoubi; Editing by Alison Williams

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via Reuters