Basra Governor Asaad
al-Eidani discussed on Monday with French Ambassador to Iraq Bruno Aubert and his accompanying delegation several issues and economic and political
During the meeting, Aubert affirmed his country's intention to stimulate French companies to work in Basra, a statement by Ediani's office read.
The two sides discussed the issues of electricity, water, youth and sports, and the development of education sector and scientific research.
For his part, Eidani confirmed the local government's determination to proceed with the completion of the infrastructure projects, adding that there is a local and federal political consensus in this regard.
Iraq's Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi praised in January the French role in lending Iraq €430 million in support of the Western Asian country's efforts to reconstruct some of its cities, which were formerly controlled by ISIS.
During his meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Baghdad, Halbosui lauded France's contribution in the reconstruction of Mosul University and in supporting Iraq's efforts to return the displaced citizens.
Le Drian stressed, during the meeting, the French government's keenness to support Iraq with security and reconstruction files, the Parliament presidency's media office said in a statement.
For his part, Halbousi affirmed 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.