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France willing to train, equip Iraqi army personnel: Parly

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President Barham Salih (R) and the French Defense Minister Florence Parly (L)
French Defense Minister Florence Parly reiterated her country's support to Iraq's stability and prosperity, affirming its readiness to train and equip the Iraqi security forces.

Parly met on Friday with Iraqi President Barham Salih at Al-Salam palace in Baghdad.

President Salih said that Iraq and France can play an important role in many regional and international issues, affirming the need to coordinate their efforts to fight terrorism hotbeds in many countries.

Salih praised France's vital role in the global coalition against terrorism, and its support to Iraq to defeat ISIS and liberating Iraqi cities from the terrorist group's elements.

He also stressed the importance of France's contribution to strengthening the Iraqi military capabilities.

For her part, Parly warned that "the work is not over" in the fight against ISIS despite the jihadists facing the loss of their last scrap of territory, Daily Mail reported.

"The territorial caliphate, which has not yet been wiped out, is being defeated," Parly said.

"We must continue the fight against ISIS and terrorism in the region because ISIS is probably in the process of reorganizing underground and spreading out."
Last Modified: Friday، 08 February 2019 10:51 PM