It should be noted that Maliki's visit was the first visit to Washington after the withdrawal of U.S. troops from cities in 30 of the last month. The other hand, he said U.S. President Barack Obama that Iraq is facing difficult days after taking control of towns and cities of the U.S. forces, but he vowed to remain a strong partner for the security and prosperity of the country. He said Obama, who was speaking at a ceremony to mark Independence Day in the United States in the White House a few days after the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraqi cities and towns to the rules of the rural people, however, the future of Iraq now. Obama said in remarks to the families of military «because of your courage of U.S. forces handed over control of cities and towns in Iraq to local security forces, adding that« because of the courage and the capacity and commitment of every American action in Iraq controlled the country's sovereignty and consolidated their own destiny ». He noted that U.S. President «This shift will not be without problems, we know that the difficult days of waiting, and that is why we will stay strong partner of the Iraqi people for security and prosperity.»
The U.S. combat troops pulled out of the towns and cities on Tuesday to their bases in the first step of the bilateral security agreement contains all the U.S. troops leave Iraq by 2012.