Baghdad - INA
Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mehdi confirmed that France is a friendly country to Iraq and that relations with it are very important because of its status as well as the strong and outstanding role it plays. Abdul-Mahdi added that Iraq looks forward to wider participation, presence and cooperation in the fields of economy, services, culture and education, as a continuing part to France’s stand with Iraq in his war against “Daish”, and to carry on coordination and communication to support security and stability in the region .
A statement issued by the Prime Minister’s information office on Monday, a copy of which received by the Iraqi news agency (INA), said that "During a meeting with the French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, Abdul-Mahdi confirmed that the democratic experience in Iraq has gathered momentum and made progress to the benefit of all Iraqis. Daish, he said, has never been an Iraqi product but the manufacture of a backward and extremist ideology. Abdul-Mahdi called also for establishing certain balances to support moderation, and civil values, he emphasized also his keenness on developing relations of partnership with France in the fight against terrorism and projects of building and reconstruction.
Translated by Harith.A.Hasan