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Iraq, France discuss bilateral ties

Baghdad: Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi met with visiting French Minister of Defence Florence Parly in Baghdad to discuss means of cooperation between the two countries. According to a statement from Mahdi’s media office, the Iraqi Prime Minister on Saturday highlighted the need to focus on cooperation in economic fields, while expressing his appreciation for France’s role in fighting the Islamic State (IS) militant group and aiding internally displaced persons, Xinhua reported. (IANS)

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