Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi praised Monday
the French role in lending Iraq €430 million in support of Iraq's efforts to reconstruct some of its cities that were formerly controlled
During his meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Monday in Baghdad, Halbosui lauded France's contribution in the reconstruction of Mosul University and in supporting Iraq's efforts to return the displaced citizens.
Meanwhile, Le Drian stressed the French government's keenness to support Iraq with security and reconstruction files, the parliamentary leadership's media office said in a statement.
For his part, Halbousi affirmed the keenness of Iraqi government and parliament to cooperate with the international community, including France, in fields of mutual concern, including the fight against terrorism and extremist organizations.