French President Emmanuel Macron, left, and Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi in Baghdad on Saturday. Photo: AFP French President Emmanuel Macron, left, and Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi in Baghdad on Saturday. Photo: AFP
French President Emmanuel Macron, left, and Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi in Baghdad on Saturday. Photo: AFP
Iraq

Afghanistan overshadows Baghdad summit as France’s Macron vows to keep troops in Iraq

  • ‘No matter what choices the Americans make, we will maintain our presence in Iraq to fight against terrorism,’ French President Emmanuel Macron said
  • The meeting comes as Iraq, long a casualty of jihadist militancy, also tries to establish itself as a mediator between Arab countries and Iran

Topic |   Iraq
French President Emmanuel Macron, left, and Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi in Baghdad on Saturday. Photo: AFP French President Emmanuel Macron, left, and Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi in Baghdad on Saturday. Photo: AFP
French President Emmanuel Macron, left, and Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi in Baghdad on Saturday. Photo: AFP
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