Iraq – Q&A – from the press briefing (5 Jan. 2020)

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Q - Will France maintain its military presence in Iraq and will it continue to train elite Iraqi units in the current circumstances?

A - As President Macron emphasized yesterday, along with the German Chancellor and British Prime Minister, we are committed to Iraq’s sovereignty and security and reaffirm our comment to continuing our fight against Daesh, which remains a priority. To that end, preserving the Coalition is crucial. We call on the Iraqi authorities to continue providing them with all necessary support.

As for the terms of our military presence, I refer you to the Ministry for the Armed Forces.