Danish foreign minister in Iraq to meet senior officials

File – Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod (Reuters photo)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Danish foreign minister Jeppe Kofod arrived Iraq on Sunday on an official visit to meet senior officials.

Kofod will hold talks with his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein, President Barham Salih and Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi during his visit, Iraq’s foreign ministry said.

Iraqi media reported that Kofod would discuss bilateral relations between the two countries as well as several other issues.

The Danish and Iraqi foreign ministers are also expected to hold a press conference following their meeting.

In May, Danish defense minister Trine Bramsen also paid a visit to Baghdad for talks on military and support for Iraq in the fight against Islamic State (ISIS).

Bramsen said her visit to Iraq was “important, and we seek to enhance joint cooperation and provide support to Iraq in various fields, especially the military one”.

“We will work to increase cooperation in the field of training Iraqi forces, and raise their capability to face security challenges,” she added.

Denmark took over the leadership of a NATO-led mission training Iraqi security forces from Canada by the end of 2020.

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