July 18 2011
Alsumaria News / Baghdad
Revealed the French Embassy in Iraq on Monday, the ongoing negotiations with the Iraqi Ministry of Transport to build a railway between Baghdad and Najaf and Karbala, while some expressed willingness to contribute to the reconstruction projects in agriculture, industry and education.
He said the French ambassador in Iraq, Denis Koya in a joint press conference held today with the governor of Najaf, Adnan al on the sidelines of a visit to the province, and attended "Alsumaria News", "negotiations are underway with the Ministry of Transport to build a railway between the provinces of Baghdad, Najaf and Karbala," .
The Koya as "this visit is his first outside Baghdad since he took over his new duties about a month ago," pointing out that "the governor of Najaf, explained during the meeting, reconstruction projects in the areas of agricultural, industrial, educational, and discussed the potential contribution of France in it."
The French ambassador that "his own company Alstom and other companies in the field of electricity in Najaf and other can also contribute in the service sector, as we have many projects in this city," asserting that "his country is seeking to increase economic action, the French in Iraq and developed for much of the facilities and guarantees investment. "
He Koya that "the project opened a consulate French in Najaf subject of study in the next phase," considering at the same time that "if Iraq wants to re-build the economic him to re-build the spiritual and the religious authority of the Supreme in Najaf have an important role in re- spiritual building of Iraq. "
For his part, Governor of Najaf, Adnan al during the conference that "the French ambassador was to brief the security and economic situation in the province," adding that "the province has provided to the ambassador explanation of their activities and investment projects there, as well as projects of development of regions, ministries, agriculture, industry and education."
The Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki called, in the thirteenth of July current, to increase cooperation between Iraq and France in the political, economic, security, scientific, praising the role of French companies in the process of building and construction, while one French ambassador to his country's readiness for the rehabilitation of Iraqi students in the field of law.
The French-Iraqi relations have improved markedly after the visit of French President Nicolas Sarkozy in 2008 to Iraq and was the result of the return of some French companies to invest in Iraq after being suspended following the entry of U.S. forces in 2003.