January 6, 2020 / 5:17 PM / 3 months ago

Iraqi PM spoke with Germany's Merkel about foreign troop withdrawal: statement

FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives New Year's speech at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany December 30, 2019. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi/Pool

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday about an Iraqi parliamentary resolution calling on foreign troops to leave the country, his office said.

“The German chancellor expressed her support for Iraq’s security and stability, and highlighted the importance of continued cooperation between Iraq and European Union member states over fighting terrorism,” it said in a statement.

Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Gareth Jones

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