On Wednesday, 29 September 2021, the President of the Republic of Iraq, Braham Salih met with French Ambassador, Mr. Eric Chevallier. The meeting was held at al-Salam Palace in Baghdad.
French President Emmanuel Macron’s written message was delivered by France’s Ambassador.
In the message, France’s Macron expressed his thanks and appreciation to President Salih for the warm reception, when he had recently visited a number of Iraqi cities.
Moreover, Mr. Macron hailed the efforts made by Iraq to promote its internal security and stability, and praised Iraq’s strenuous endeavors to establish peace in the region and calm tensions there. France remained committed to be a key partner in terms of economic development and political cooperation with Iraq, he said.
President Salih asked the French Ambassador to convey his greetings to French President Macron, in turn.
His Excellency Salih emphasized Iraq’s eagerness to further develop Iraqi and French ties and to promote their bilateral relations to do what was in the best interest of both citizens. Iraq works toward calming tensions in the region, and building peace there, he added.
Iraq in its foreign relations adopted a balanced policy based on supporting its domestic security and stability and bring Iraq back to play its central role in the region, the President said during the meeting, while adding that Iraq looks forward to having further cooperation in terms of the fight against terror, economic and trade cooperation, working together closely in the areas of environmental protection as well as addressing the great impacts of the climate change.
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