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Iraq/discussion with the President of Iraq

Published on August 18, 2014
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, August 14, 2014

The French President spoke to the President of Iraq, Mr Fouad Massoum.
He expressed to him his support for the new authorities’ efforts to bring all Iraqis together and combat the serious threat which the Islamic State represents for the unity of Iraq and the security of all its communities. He also confirmed France’s commitment to play its full role in the international efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to people in distress and support the forces engaged in the fight against the Islamic State.

The two heads of state noted the need to act immediately in Iraq’s Kurdistan region. In agreement with the Iraqi federal authorities, which have been duly informed, the French President told President Massoum that French humanitarian assistance would be stepped up, and he confirmed to him the imminent delivery of military equipment in response to a request by the President of Iraqi Kurdistan’s regional government, Mr Massoud Barzani.

The Iraqi President thanked the French President for France’s commitment to Iraq and all Iraqis./.

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