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France Renews Commitment to De-Mining in Iraq

France Renews its Commitment to Protecting Civilians impacted by Explosive Ordnance in Iraq The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes the contribution of EUR 500,000 (approximately USD 495,370) from the Government of France, which will support the Government of Iraq in its efforts to protect civilians impacted by the threat of explosive ordnance and […]

France in discussions on Baghdad Elevated Train (BET) Project

By John Lee. The Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, Dr. Hamid Naim Al-Ghazi, met on Wednesday the French Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Eric Chevalier. Dr. Al-Ghazi stressed the Iraqi government's interest in the Baghdad Elevated Train (BET) project, which he said is of vital and strategic importance. Mr. Chevalier also expressed the French government's […]

KBR to help develop Iraq's Ratawi Field

By John Lee. US-based contractor KBR is to carry out the design work for Iraq's Ratawi (aka Artawi) Central Complex development. The work is part of the Ratawi gas-field project in Basra, which is being carried out by the South Gas Company (SGC) in cooperation with France's TotalEnergies. KBR's involvement was confirmed in a statement […]

First National Conference to Address Early Marriage in Iraq

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the Council of Ministers Secretariat (COMSEC), in partnership with the Women Empowerment Department (WED), and support from the United Kingdom, Sweden, France and Canada, organised a two-day conference to address early marriage in Iraq. The conference, which took place on 11-12 June, recognised the alarming situation with early […]

France Protecting Civilians impacted by Explosive Ordnance in Iraq

France Renews its Commitment to Protecting Civilians impacted by Explosive Ordnance in Iraq The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes an additional contribution of EUR 480,000 (approximately USD 550,000) from the Crisis and Support Center of the French ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs that will support life-saving mine action activities in Iraq. Activities […]

Iraqi Min of Oil Denies that TotalEnergies Deal is Stalled

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil has denied reports that its multi-billion-dollar deal with France's TotalEnergies has stalled amid disputes over terms, and that it risks being scrapped by the next government. On Monday, Reuters cited sources at the Ministry, and other oil industry sources, as saying that the deal was mired in disputes. […]

France Contributes $1.5m for Women's Protection in Iraq

France Contributes US$ 1.539 M for Women Protection Services through UNFPA Programmes in Iraq The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Iraq welcomes the French Government's new contribution of US$ 1,539,000 to strengthen the prevention of and response to gender-based violence in Anbar, Baghdad, Basra, and Nineveh governorates. The new commitment will focus on increasing […]

French Oil Consultancy Wins Iraq Contract

By John Lee. French-based petroleum consultancy Beicip Franlab has signed a deal to provide consultancy services to the Iraqi Oil Ministry's Reservoirs & Fields Development Directorate. The Minister of Oil and President of Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC), Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail, said that Franlab will give advice that can be used to develop the oil […]