Iraq signs memorandum of understanding with France

Iraqi official signs a memorandum of understanding with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Paris, October 19, 2020.

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Iraq on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with France in the fields of transport, agriculture and study, as the Iraqi premier is in Paris for talks French officials.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi arrived in France on Sunday to hold meetings with senior French officials in Paris.

The prime minister accompanied by a high-level delegation met with his French counterpart Jean Castex on Monday, Kadhimi’s press office said in a tweet.

The two sides discussed ways to strengthen bilateral relations between Iraq and France, the premier’s press office tweeted.

Kadhimi referred to the importance of strengthening cooperation between the two countries, saying the Iraqi government seeks solid relations with the countries of the world based on common interests.

“Iraq signs three memoranda of understanding in the fields of transport, agriculture and education, in presence of Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi and French Prime Minister Jean Castex,” Kadhimi’s office tweeted.

Kadhimi will visit Germany and Britain as well after his trop to Paris.

The Germany Embassy in Baghdad said in a tweet that Kadhimi would meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday.

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