Iraqi premier to visit France
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Fuad Hussein, on Sunday received French Ambassador to Iraq, Eric Chevalier, according to a statement from the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Preparations for Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia' Al Sudani visit to France were discussed at the meeting.
Sudani is set to visit France at the end of January, where he will meet President Emmanuel Macron and senior French officials, the statement added.
Regional and international issues, common interests between Paris and Baghdad, stability and security in Iraq, and their impact on the region will be addressed in the meeting, according to the readout.
France deployed nearly 800 soldiers to Iraq as part of the US-led international coalition against the Islamic State (ISIS).
During his visits to Iraq on September 3, 2020, and on August 27, 2021, French President Macron reiterated France’s support for the Republic of Iraq.