The Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Dr. Bashir Khalil Al-Haddad today, Tuesday 3/30/2021, received the Chargé d’Affairs at the French Embassy in Iraq, Mr. Jean Noel Bonio and Mrs. Leila Marghad, the second advisor of the embassy, and the meeting was attended by Representative Alla Talabani, member of the Parliamentary Foreign Relations Committee. And the Chairman of the Iraqi-French Friendship Committee, the developments of the security and political situation on the ground and issues of common concern were discussed, as well as ways to expand the volume of economic and cultural cooperation and the future of relations between the two friendly countries.
In the context of the conversation, Al-Haddad stressed the importance of activating agreements and memoranda of understanding to strengthen and develop historical relations between the two countries on the basis of friendship and respect for sovereignty, and to benefit from the experience of French companies in the reconstruction and implementation of infrastructure projects in the field of energy and transportation, while his Eminence called for the necessity of exchanging visits between the two sides, especially the representative delegations. Between the Council of Representatives and the French National Assembly to exchange experiences in the field of legislation and laws. Mrs. Ala Talabani touched on the effective role of the Iraqi-French Friendship Committee in strengthening relations between the two countries.
For his part, Jean Noel Buoneau expressed his happiness to meet with the Deputy Speaker of the Council and discuss the files and issues of common interest, stressing at the same time the French government’s continued support for Iraq in construction and stability, and his country’s aspiration to increase cooperation, investment and the implementation of large projects at this stage to include all areas.
Media Office of the Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament
Tuesday 30 March 2021