Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi
said that the government is keen to be a government of services and economic development
after years of war.
During his meeting with a French National Assembly member, Abdul Mahdi said that the government's ambitions require pursuing terrorist cells and eliminate them, according to a statement by Abdul Mahdi's office.
Abdul Mahdi received Thursday a delegation of France's Foreign Relations Parliamentary Committee headed by Marielle de Sarnez.
He stressed during the meeting that Iraq is a country for peaceful coexistence, adding that the presence of diverse communities in Iraq is a source of strength and that Iraq is working hard to maintain this diversity, the statement read.
The meeting also discussed strengthening bilateral cooperation between the two countries, as well as France's contribution to the reconstruction of Iraq. The officials also discussed the situation in the region and the war on terrorism.
De Sarnez congratulated Abdul Mahdi on the formation of the government and wished him success, the statement read, adding that she stressed her country's desire to strengthen relations with Iraq and its aspiration to promote development, stability and success. She also confirmed her country's support for Iraq in all fields.