Iraqi PM arrives in Germany for talks with officials

File – Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi disembarks from his plane

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi arrived in Germany on Monday, following his trip to France.

Kadhimi accompanied by a high-level delegation will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday, according to the German embassy to Baghdad.

The prime minister arrived in Paris on an official visit on Sunday night. He held talks with French President Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister Jean Castex and several other officials including French Senate President Gerard Larcher.

Kadhimi also met with UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay in Paris. Both sides discussed ways to enhance and expand the work of programs run by the international organization in Iraq, according to his office.

Separately, the premier held talks with directors of French companies during his visit to France, affirming Iraq’s keenness to create a “solid economic partnership” with them.

Earlier on Monday, the Iraqi delegation signed three memoranda of understanding with the French government in the fields of transport, agriculture and education.

Kadhimi will head to Britain following his visit to Germany.

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