French FM Arrives in Baghdad to Discuss Post-ISIS Reconstruction

Published February 12th, 2018 - 11:29 GMT
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (AFP/FIle)
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (AFP/FIle)

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrived in Iraqi capital Baghdad on Monday for talks on the reconstruction of territory recaptured from ISIS.

The top French diplomat was welcomed at Baghdad International Airport by Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari.

Talks between Le Drian and Iraqi officials will focus on the rebuilding of Iraqi territory recaptured from ISIS, a source with the Iraqi Foreign Ministry said, requesting anonymity because he was unauthorized to speak to media.

A three-day international donor conference on the reconstruction of Iraqi territory is set to open in Kuwait on Monday.

Some 2,300 companies from 70 countries are expected to take part in the event.

Iraq aims to secure investments worth $100 billion to rebuild its infrastructure in the post-ISIS era.

 

 

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