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Section : Iraq
Baghdad / Obelisk: The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fouad Hussein, revealed, on Sunday September 20, 2020, the date of the visit of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi to the French capital, Paris.
Hussein said in a press statement followed by the “obelisk” that one of the goals of his visit to Paris is to prepare for the prime minister’s visit to France, which is likely to take place in the middle of next October.
He added that among the topics discussed in the prime minister’s visit would be an Iraqi request to purchase French weapons, according to the needs of the Iraqi army.
Hussein revealed that, among the goals of his European tour, he asked the European Parliament to send observers for the parliamentary elections that are supposed to take place in Iraq next June, and he also asked the Union to remove his country’s name from the list of countries that finance terrorism or allow money laundering.
Earlier, Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein announced, Friday, September 18, 2020, that Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi will visit the French capital Paris next month, while stressing the need for continued French support for Iraq within the framework of the international coalition to prevent the return of terrorist groups’ activity.
And Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi considered, on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, that the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron is a true beginning of a French-Iraqi partnership, while noting that Iraqi sovereignty is a red line.
Al-Kazemi said in a press conference he held with French President Emmanuel Macron, which was followed by the “obelisk,” I am happy Macron’s visit to Baghdad, and France is an important partner for Iraq.
He added: We are interested in expanding the partnership with France, noting that there are many aspects of cooperation between Iraq and France.
He continued: We seek to activate the strategic understanding document between the two countries, pointing out that France has provided support to Iraq in its war against ISIS.
He stressed: We will work to overcome all challenges facing French companies, thanking Macron for his interest in protecting Iraq’s sovereignty, as Iraqi sovereignty is a red line.
For his part, the French President affirmed his country’s readiness to commit to securing energy sources for Iraq, while noting that France would support important projects, including the Baghdad Metro.