For better relations

Al-Sudani receives phone call from French president Macron

BAGHDAD, August 29 — Iraqi Prime Minister, Mohammed Shia al-Sudani, received a phone call on Tuesday from the French President, Emmanuel Macron. During the call, the two leaders discussed ways to enhance bilateral relations, the implementation of the Strategic Partnership Agreement signed between the two countries, preparations for the upcoming Baghdad Conference, and an upcoming visit by the French President.

A statement from the media office, received by Network 964, read:
“Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani received a phone call from French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday evening. The call focused on enhancing bilateral relations, implementing the Strategic Partnership Agreement between the two countries, and developing relations in economic, cultural, security, and military aspects. This includes the issue of radar system procurement contracts from the French company Thales, which was approved by the Cabinet today. These contracts will enable Iraq to strengthen its control and full sovereignty over its airspace.

During the call, Prime Minister al-Sudani offered his condolences to the French President for the fall of a French soldier who participated in an Iraqi operation against the terrorist organization ISIS. French military advisors were also involved in the operation.

The call also addressed preparations for the Baghdad Conference 2023 for economic integration and regional cooperation, as well as the upcoming official visit of the French President to Baghdad. The leaders also exchanged views on the latest regional and international developments.”