Meeting Leads To Coalition And Iraqi Cooperation
Recently leaders from across Iraq gathered at COB Speicher in Tikrit to discuss different issues of safety and overall Iraqi Security. The leaders were members of the national Iraqi Government, as well as local sheikhs and representatives from the coalition, acting as advisory members to the meeting.
The leaders were able to bring the issues and problems from their home districts, and able to meet and share information, as well as giving them a chance to gain face time and to interact, building bridges and friendships that will keep them in good stead.
Nearly all of the assembled leaders went home from the one day meeting with a feeling that they gained insight and knowledge. The meeting was a big success, not only in problem solving, but giving the leaders a chance to meet and greet, and share strategies to use in solving common problems.
In the past, the insurgency and terror issues were first and most important. While there are still issues concerning security that have to be discussed and worked out, many other issues are now able to be talked about and dealt with because the security is safe, and continues to get safer.