Paris - INA
Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Friday that Iraq is looking forward to the presence of major French companies to participate in the reconstruction, noting that Iraq appreciates the role played by Paris in the fight against terrorism.
A roadmap for strategic relations with France in all areas, political, economic and military, has been mapped and relations with France will be upgraded, Abdul-Mahdi told a joint news conference with French President Macaron in Paris.He added that ISIS still wants to confuse the region, asserting that in our unity and strength we will be able to defeat terrorism and that Iraq worked previously with France and will work in the future.. As we fought together, we will stay together.
We agreed with France on general principles, but its details will be important and effective in the nature of the relations between the two countries. We also met with the major French companies and we are keen to attend these companies in the next stage, he said, adding that we discussed what reached our borders with Syria, Very important serving this file and the French side is very helpful
The government delegation arrived in Nasiriyah on Friday to follow up the work at Dhi Qar power station.
Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali al-Hakim met with Jan Kland, Secretary-General of the Norwegian Refugee Council.