By John Lee.
The French Ambassador in Baghdad Dennis Gauer (pictured) has accompanied a delegation from the French Foreign Ministry including Jean Francois Giraud, Head of the North Africa and Middle East Department at the ministry.
Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari and his ministry's head of the Europe Department greeted the delegation, and issues such as Syria, the security situation in Iraq and the forthcoming April elections were discussed.
The Iraqi Foreign Ministry praised France's show of solidarity with Iraq in the fight against terror.
(Source: Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs)