27/8/2017 1:13 AM
Baghdad / Al-Sabah
The recent period has witnessed great successes for Iraqi diplomacy at the international and regional levels, while the Iraqi security forces have achieved remarkable military victories over the terrorist gangs.
In this context, the visit of the French defense and foreign ministers, who arrived in Baghdad on Saturday, and met senior officials in the Iraqi government.
During the visit, "the symbolic importance and significance of France's unwavering support for the Iraqi people," the prime minister received an official invitation from French President Emmanuel Macaron to Abbadi to visit Paris. While the French Foreign Minister called on the French government to co-operate in the reconstruction of liberated areas, the French ministers praised the "courage and determination" of the Iraqi forces, stressing their government's strong commitment to stand by Baghdad and its unity in Iraq.
Determination to defeat terrorism
and welcomed the President of the Republic Fuad Masum , the French Foreign Minister Jean - Yves Odrian, Minister of Defense and the French Florence Parle their accompanying delegation, stressing that the visit is gaining «symbolic importance and significance of interest represented by France firm with the support of the Iraqi people».
"The importance of France's support for Iraq in its war against Da'ash since the beginning of this terrorist organization's control of the city of Mosul and other Iraqi cities," Masoum said, praising "its role within the international coalition against terrorism and providing military support to the forces. And its efforts in mobilizing international support for Iraq, as well as providing humanitarian assistance to the
The President of the Republic expressed the "gratitude of the Iraqi people for these positions supporting his efforts to build a free and democratic Iraq," stressing "the determination of the Iraqis to defeat terrorism at all levels."
Masoum stressed that "terrorism is a global scourge and requires international cooperation to fight it and eliminate its sleeping cells through security and intelligence coordination among all." He called for "strengthening relations between Iraq and the French Republic in the agricultural, industrial, cultural and academic fields" The contribution of French companies and institutions in the reconstruction of liberated areas and the development of infrastructure, as well as contribute to the development of the Iraqi economy ».
The President also stressed the "determination of the Iraqis to overcome the current difficulties, their efforts to develop the federal democratic political system, and the consolidation of the concepts of peaceful coexistence and their aspiration for a prosperous future for the country." The delegation also conveyed its greetings to President Macaron and his wishes to the French people for further development.
And progress. A full French commitment
For his part, the French Foreign Minister reiterated his country's commitment to support Iraq and its willingness to expand cooperation in all fields. The defense minister expressed "her country's commitment to stand by Iraq in its war against the terrorist organization and continue to provide military assistance to Iraqi forces, And to participate in arming and developing their capabilities ».
The two ministers « the attention of the French government to contribute to the reconstruction of the affected institutions due to terrorism, especially the University of Mosul, as well as the importance of efforts to ensure the success of the project and community reconciliation as a fundamental pillar in the consolidation of civil peace», appraisers «efforts infallible in strengthening national unity and convergence of views between
all Ingredients". Strengthening bilateral cooperation
During the meeting, Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abbadi discussed with the two French ministers "the enhancement of bilateral cooperation in various fields and the war on Iraq and the victories achieved by Iraq."
"The French delegation conveyed the congratulations of French President Emmanuel Macaron on the victories achieved on terrorism and his great admiration for the leadership of Abadi and the improvement of the situation in Iraq," the statement added. "France supports France in its fight against terrorism and
other fields ."
The statement pointed out that Abadi received a written message from President Macaron inviting him to visit France and to strengthen relations between the two countries in various fields. "The delegation stressed that what Iraq is doing is ideal for the region and that the Iraqis are achieving successes for their country and the world.
"The French delegation is committed to the unity of Iraq and its refusal to raise any problems affecting the situation in it," Abbadi said. "The importance of strengthening cooperation with France not only at the military and security level, but at the economic, commercial and investment levels," he said. "I have won a favor and it is important to eliminate this
corrupt and dangerous system ." Relations in various fields In the context, the French delegation met with Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, and discussed with him «the course of the Iraqi-French relations and ways to strengthen them and open more horizons of joint cooperation in the interest of the two friendly countries. Also reviewed were the great victories achieved by the Iraqis in their war against terrorist gangs and support France for the Iraqi armed forces ».
After the meeting, al-Jaafari said in a joint press conference that the meeting discussed in detail the "Iraqi-French relations and the role of France in supporting Iraq to counter terrorism and the victories achieved by the Iraqi armed forces in all its factions and how it reached the shore of victory over the da'ash." But it is a victory for all the countries of the world, especially that France also suffered from terrorism and what happened at the Nice Stadium witness that the hand of terrorism was long and aggressive and sinful until it reached there .. And certainly the Iraqi-French relations have contributed to strengthen security cooperation so it has to Rejoice but proud of what has been achieved By the members of our armed forces of
"We reminded France of the need to keep up with Iraq's support in its new phase in the reconstruction and reconstruction so that we can return to the cities that have been devastated by its lost smile and rebuild it after the devastation has been done by their criminal actions," he said. Terrorism and the killing of many of its citizens and worked to sabotage its institutions, as happened in Iraq in several places when they hit institutions and killed large numbers of Iraqis as well as in France ».
He called on the Foreign Minister to "join all efforts to reduce the terrorists and prevent their evil so as not to spread to other regions and cooperate to pursue them and the imposition of the most unjust sanctions against them so as not to generalize this experience and tragedies to other areas." He pointed out that «we talk about this issue explicitly, And the international community to cooperate with Iraq in order to achieve justice and equality and the assault on them as there was cooperation at a very high level between France and Iraq to support the Iraqi armed forces and logistical support and information exchange and secure air cover
Jaafari noted that «France has fulfilled its obligations to Iraq and we thank them and appreciation as well as the rest of the coalition that supported Iraq in more than one axis and on more than one level», expressing Iraq's aspiration to «further deepen relations and security coordination between us and you also promote investment opportunities and active participation In the process of reconstruction and reconstruction of Iraq, especially the cities of destruction ». Out of the war phase , French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Laudrian said that "Iraq is now crossing the stage of war to the stage of peace, thanks to the determination and courage shown by the Iraqi forces," adding that "the war on the preacher is not over yet and Iraq is entering the stage of reconciliation and restoration Building, stability and peace, and between the war and the peace phase, there is a need to support France, which explains why we are here today. "
"France will always be on the side of Iraq in the war and also in peace to re-establish and consolidate our historic partnership," he stressed.
In turn , congratulated French Defense Minister Florance Parle Iraqi forces and the Iraqi people and the Iraqi authorities for their commitment in this war against Daesh, noting that « the great victory achieved by the Iraqi military forces in Mosul was a major defeat suffered by organizing Daesh The battle was long and difficult, but it was a battle
Barley, who pointed out that «all efforts are focused today on Tal Afar and I do not doubt the victory that will be achieved by the Iraqi forces with the support of the coalition and therefore it is important that we all work to strengthen these military victories in order for Iraq to move to the stage of peace and reconstruction», That «France is strongly committed in the framework of the Alliance in terms of training and support operations», pointing out that «the main message that I have brought to the Iraqi authorities that France will remain with Iraq until the stage of peace and reconstruction
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