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Abadi, Japan’s FM discuss situation in Iraq, bilateral cooperation

2017/12/12 | 12:00

(Iraq Now News)- Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has received in his residence in Paris the Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and the delegation accompanying him, al-Abadi’s media office revealed Tuesday. In a statement, Abadi’s media office said the two officials held a meeting and the discussed the promotion of bilateral cooperation in all fields, the political, security and economic situations in Iraq and the region as well as post-ISIS phase.  Meanwhile, Kono congratulated the Iraqi prime minister on declaring victory over ISIS.The Japanese foreign minister also reiterated his country’s support for Iraq’s unity, stabilization of recaptured districts and cooperation in all fields. He expresses Japan’s willingness to take part in a conference on reconstruction in Iraq that will be held in Kuwait next year. During the meeting, Abadi thanked all countries that helped Iraq in its war on terrorism. Abadi declared final victory over ISIS on Saturday after Iraqi forces drove its last remnants from the country, three years after the terrorist group captured about a third of Iraq’s territory.Iraqi forces recaptured the last areas still under ISIS control along the border with Syria. 

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