File photo: French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Iraqi President Barham Saleh to the Élysée Palace in Paris on February 25.
Iraqi President Barham Salih said that France is a key partner in the fight against Daesh terrorist group and in other various fields.
In a press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron, Salih added that a stable Iraq is a cornerstone of a regional system fighting extremism and terrorism, the National Iraqi News Agency reported Saturday.
At another press conference with Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, Macron said that Baghdad conference, that will be held later today, is important for regional stability.he added that France is keen on the stability and security of Iraq.
He underlined the necessity of fighting Daesh terrorist group which is threatening regional peace.
Fighting terrorism is one of the priorities of the Iraqi government, he said, adding that France is supporting Iraq in this war.
Macron is set to participate in the Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership later today.