The Speaker Mohammad a-Halbusi met on Thursday Mr. Borno Obeier the new French ambassador to Iraq.
At the beginning of the meeting, Mr. Obeier extended his congratulations to al-Halbusi for his election as the Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives.
Both sides discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries and means of enhancing joint parliamentary cooperation and coordination, as well as cultural exchange, scholarships and educational opportunities that France can offer to Iraqi students.
Al-Halbusi praised France’s support for Iraq in its fight against ISIS, calling for strengthening the French presence in the economic and investment fields.
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