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Iraqi PM meets with France's Macron

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French President Emmanuel Macron skakes hands with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi after a joint statement at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 3, 2019. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/Pool
Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi arrived in Paris on Friday as he is scheduled to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron.

This marks Abdul-Mahdi’s official visit to France since he has taken office as the prime minister of Iraq.

During an official ceremony, Macron received Abdul-Mahdi at Elysee Palace. They were set to hold a joint press conference later.

Abdul-Mahdi is touring Europe to discuss several issues, including international support for rehabilitating post-ISIS Iraq and the fate of foreign members of ISIS currently in Iraq’s detention.

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