[size=36]Including Mosul.. the French President's agenda during his visit to Iraq[/size]
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revealed the French presidency, the agenda of President Emmanuel Macron at the summit of neighboring countries in the capital, Baghdad, at the end of this month, while indicating that he will visit the city of Mosul as well.
The presidency stated, "Macron, who paid a brief visit to Iraq on September 2, 2020, wants to show his support for the pivotal role of Iraq, to combat terrorism, to develop the country and to help ease tensions."
"As in the Sahel region, it is about our neighborhood and our national security. France is keen to continue this fight in Iraq and elsewhere to avoid the re-emergence of ISIS," said an adviser to the French president.
In his bilateral talks, Macron is expected to address regional issues such as the situation in Afghanistan, as well as the situation of French jihadists detained in Iraq and the issue of women's rights.
On Sunday, the French president will head to the Kurdistan region of Iraq, and then to the city of Mosul, parts of which were destroyed after being in the hands of the "Islamic State" organization for three years, according to Agence France-Presse.
The presidency indicated that he will speak in Mosul with students as well as "influential" personalities before showing his support for Eastern Christians by visiting the Church of Our Lady of the Hour. He will also visit the site of the reconstruction of the Sunni Al-Nouri Mosque, which was destroyed by the extremist organization.
In Erbil, Macron will remind the Iraqi Kurdistan authorities of "France's support force in the fight against terrorism." He will also meet with the historical Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani to honor the Peshmerga, according to the French agency.
The French president's delegation includes Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad, one of the former captives of ISIS who is now raising the issue of Yazidi women on international platforms, and writer and feminist activist Caroline Forrest. Ended 29/A43