Iraqi PM al-Kadhimi starts European tour
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi departed Baghdad on Sunday, October 18, bound for Paris for the start of a European tour, which will also include visits to the UK and Germany, his media office said in a press release.

The German Embassy in Baghdad confirmed in a tweet that Kadhimi would meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday, emphasizing that “with the right hygiene concept such important meetings can still take place.”

While abroad the prime minister will discuss economic, security, and health issues with European officials, the statement added.

He is accompanied by a high-ranking government delegation, including ministers and senior officials.

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