Baghdad / NINA / – Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi discussed, by phone he received from French President Emmanuel Macron, the bilateral relations between the two countries and aspects of joint cooperation between Baghdad and Paris.
Al-Kadhimi stressed, according to a statement by his office, Iraq’s close historical relationship with France, and its positive attitudes towards regional issues, praising France’s role and support for Iraq in the war against ISIS terrorist gangs.
He indicated the importance of developing bilateral cooperation between Iraq and France in various fields, especially economic and cultural, as well as providing the appropriate environment for French companies to work and invest in Iraq.
For his part, the French President renewed his support for the Iraqi government, and Iraq’s democratic experience in light of the challenges it faces.
He affirmed France’s readiness to provide the various aspects of support that the Iraqi government needs in preparing for the early elections, and France’s support for the UN resolution to send observers to support the work of the Electoral Commission.
Macron praised Iraq’s regional role in converging views, expressing his optimism that Iraq’s growing role in this field will have a sustainable impact in achieving stability, whose effects will be positively reflected on all parties.
The two sides agreed to continue communication between them, in order to coordinate positions towards regional and international challenges and crises, in a manner that serves the endeavors to resolve conflicts and bring views closer./ End
Source: National Iraqi News Agency