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The Iraqi president receives a written message from his French counterpart

Today, Wednesday, Iraqi President Barham Salih received a written message from French President Emmanuel Macron, and the Media Office of the Iraqi Presidency stated - in a statement reported by Alsumaria News - that "President Salih received today at the Peace Palace in Baghdad the French Ambassador to Iraq Eric Chevalier. ".

At the beginning of the meeting, Ambassador Eric Chevalier conveyed a written message from French President Emmanuel Macron to President Barham Salih, which included his thanks and appreciation for the warm reception during his recent visit to a number of Iraqi cities, and his appreciation for the efforts made by Iraq to support its security and internal stability and its relentless efforts to establish peace in the region and easing its tensions, as he stressed that France will remain a key partner for Iraq through joint economic and political cooperation.

President Barham Salih conveyed, through the ambassador, his greetings to President Macron, stressing Iraq's aspiration to strengthen and develop bilateral relations and ways to strengthen them towards more joint bilateral cooperation to serve the common interests of the two peoples, and work to establish peace in the region.

Saleh stressed - according to the statement - that Iraq's balanced policy is based on supporting its security and stability and restoring Iraq to its pivotal active role in the region, adding that "Iraq looks forward to cooperation in issues of combating terrorism, economic and commercial cooperation, and close work in the field of environmental protection and addressing the significant effects of climate change."

On the other hand, Iraqi President Barham Salih stressed, today, Wednesday, the need for all displaced Christians to return to their areas.

A statement issued by the media office of the President of the Republic - reported by Alsumaria News News - said, "Saleh received today at Al-Salam Palace in Baghdad a number of metropolitans and bishops of the ancient Eastern Church in the world, including Archbishop Mar Jacob Daniel, the patriarchal agent, His Eminence Bishop Mar Gorgis, and His Eminence the newly ordained bishop. Mar Shimon Daniel.

Saleh stressed that Christians are an authentic component of the country, and they have great contributions in various aspects of life along with their peers from the rest of the components, stressing the need for all displaced Christians to return to their areas, and to ensure their participation in political, social and cultural life.

For his part, His Eminence Bishop Mar Shimon Daniel extended his thanks and appreciation to the President of the Republic for his continuous follow-up on the affairs of Christians in the country.