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Abadi returns to Baghdad after taking part in WEF in Davos

Haider al-Abadi

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has returned to Iraq after taking part in the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, a statement, issued by Abadi’s media office, revealed Friday.

On Wednesday, Abadi met with CEOs of world’s largest companies and major investors on the sidelines of the WEF. 

In a statement, Abadi’s media office said the prime minister aims to mobilize support for Iraq ahead of the reconstruction conference, hosted by Kuwait, to be held in February. 

Abadi also met with Germany's defense minister Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday on the sidelines of the event.

The German minister asserted Germany's support for Iraq's unity and stability, vowing Germany will continue training Iraqi forces and seek to enhance ties with Baghdad.

The prime minister met with US secretary of state Rex Tillerson and his accompanying delegation on the sidelines of the forum on Thursday.

Abadi arrived Tuesday in Switzerland to take part in the WEF in Davos, which is attended by 70 heads of states, including UK Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. 

Hundreds of business executives, academics, government officials, and artists are also taking part in the WEF.

Last Modified: Friday، 26 January 2018 10:40 AM