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Merkel invites Abdul Mahdi to visit Germany, stresses support for Iraq

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday called on Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi to visit Germany, while stressing her country's support for Iraq in solving electricity problems.

A statement from Abdul Mahdi's office said that he received a phone call from Merkel Wednesday, during which they discussed enhancing future cooperation between the two countries and the situation in the region.

According to the statement, Merkel congratulated Abdul Mahdi on the formation of the new government and invited him to visit Germany.

She also stressed Germany’s support for Iraq at all levels, especially in the economic and military fields, pointing to German support for Iraq’s energy sector and the contribution of German companies such as Siemens in solving the problem of electricity in Iraq.