January 6, 2020 / 5:31 PM / 12 days ago

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

FILE PHOTO: Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi speaks during a symbolic funeral ceremony of Major General Ali al-Lami, who commands the Iraqi Federal Police's Fourth Division, who was killed in Salahuddin, in Baghdad, Iraq October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily

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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