President Barham Salih on Monday met with UNESCO officials at the agency's
Paris headquarters to discuss efforts to rebuild Mosul, which was left in ruins
by the months-long fight to oust ISIS in 2017.
Iraq's Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Ali al-Hakim took part in the meeting convened by the Director-General of the UNESCO Audrey Azoulay, as part of the official delegation of President Salih.
The meeting agreed to open an office for the UNESCO in Baghdad in March, according to reports.
The meeting, which is the first of its kind for an Iraqi president to the headquarters of UNESCO in Paris, discussed of a number of topics, including the reconstruction of Iraqi areas affected by terrorist attacks, and the revitalization of education sectors.