The Joint Commander of the French Naval Forces deployed in the Indian Ocean and the French Joint Forces stationed in the United Arab Emirates, Didier Malterre has arrived in Iraq, the defense ministry said Tuesday.
In a statement received by PUKmedia, the ministry said that Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Othman Al-Ghanmi received by Malterre. During the meeting, they reviewed the Iraqi-French relations and military cooperation and coordination.
According to the statement, Al-Ghanmi praised the great role of the French government, which provided all forms of military, training and humanitarian support during the military campaign waged by our armed forces against the Islamic State terrorist organization, which continued until the liberation of the last inch of our territory, adding that today we hope for the continuation of this support through our intention to sign a memorandum of understanding with The French side to enhance cooperation and coordination in the field of training, arming, advice and everything related to military fields.
For his part, Admiral Malterre stressed that Iraq and France enjoy strong and great relations in all fields, adding that the French government continues to continue to help the Iraqi side.
PUKmedia / Ministry of Defense Media