Iraq – Telephone conversation between the minister and his Iraqi counterpart (13 Aug. 2020)

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Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, spoke by telephone yesterday 12 August with his Iraqi counterpart, Fuad Hussein.

The minister indicated that he shared the Iraqi authorities’ serious concerns with respect to the consequences of the Turkish-led operations in northern Iraq and that he regretted the Iraqi victims of these operations.

The minister reiterated to his counterpart that France is deeply attached to respect for Iraq’s sovereignty.