Iraq and France signed an agreement for the organization of an archeology exhibition in the French city of Lyons in 2002, as a result of bilateral cultural cooperation, said Iraq's INA news agency.
The agreement was signed by the under-secretary of State in the ministry of Culture and Information, Abdel Halim al-Hajjaj, and the head of the French diplomatic representation in Iraq, Andr Janier, at the launch of the first French book fair in Baghdad.
Iraq, especially Kurdistan (North), is home to more than 10,000 noted archeological sites, most of them still unexplored.
The news comes on a day when two French flights arrived in Baghdad, challenging the international embargo which covers flight restrictions to Iraq – BAGHDAD (AFP)
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