The Prime Minister, Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani, received an official invitation from French President Emmanuel Macron to visit Paris.
The media office of the Prime Minister stated in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "Today, Al-Sudani received the French President's special envoy for Middle East and North African affairs, Patrick Dorrell, and his accompanying delegation.".
He added that "the delegation carried a message from French President Emmanuel Macron to the Prime Minister, which included stressing the importance of bilateral relations and seeking to develop cooperation and partnership between the two countries. It also included an invitation to visit France, and Al-Sudani promised to meet it at the earliest opportunity.".
"The meeting stressed the need to continue mutual cooperation in accordance with the agreements and memoranda of understanding signed between the two countries," he added.
Al-Sudani stressed, according to the statement, "the importance of cooperation with the French side in helping to recover stolen Iraqi funds, and contributing to developing the capabilities of investigators in the Integrity Commission, as well as cooperation in the field of supporting the health sector in Iraq.".
For his part, Dorrell confirmed France's participation in the (Baghdad Summit) to be held in Jordan at the end of this year, noting that French President Emmanuel Macron intends to visit Iraq soon.