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France signs agreement to support Iraqi Elections

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. France signs financing agreement with UN to support Iraqi elections The UN-France deal supports Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission ahead of early elections slated for next summer. Click here to read […]

France to support Electoral Capacity Development in Iraq

UN signs financing agreement with France to support Electoral Capacity Development in Iraq The United Nations in Iraq welcomes the contribution of EUR 1 million from France to a UN-led project to support and assist the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC). The contribution will help deploy UN electoral advisers as IHEC prepares for upcoming elections. […]

Alstom signs Letter of Intent for Baghdad Elevated Train

Alstom and the Iraqi Ministry of Transport sign a Letter of Intent for the implementation of the Baghdad Elevated Train An Alstom-led Consortium, together with its partner Hyundai Engineering & Construction, have signed a Letter of Intent with the Iraqi Ministry of Transport to define a framework for all the appropriate steps to accelerate the […]

Iraq and France sign 3 Agreements

By John Lee. Iraq and France have signed three Memorandums of Intent during a visit by Mustafa Al Kadhimi, Prime Minister of Iraq, to Paris. According to a statement from the Government of Iraq, the agreements relate to the Baghdad suspension railway project; strengthening the institutional capacities of the Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture; and, increasing […]

Orange launches Proceedings against Iraqi Govt

By John Lee. French telecoms company Orange Group has reportedly launched legal proceedings against the Iraqi government with the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), part of the World Bank, for more than $400m that it alleges was expropriated by the country's regulator. The case relates to the company's investment in Korek, the […]

France prioritizes Medical Equipment in Southern Iraq

Battling Coronavirus: France prioritizes critical medical equipment in southern Iraq The Government of France has committed EUR 300,000 (US$334,448) to support the Government of Iraq's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The funds will be used to purchase ventilators - a life-saving piece of equipment for Coronavirus […]

Iraq and France to Cooperate in e-Learning

By John Lee. Iraq and France have agreed to cooperate in the field of electronic education and e-learning. The agreement was announced after the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Nabil Kazem Abdel-Sahib (Nabil Khadim Abd Al-Sahib), received the French Ambassador to Baghdad, Bruno Aubert, and his accompanying delegation. The Minister said that e-learning […]

China acquires Stake in Umm Qasr Terminal

By John Lee. French container transportation and shipping company CMA CGM, has announced the first closing of its agreement with China Merchants Port (CMP), with the sale of its stakes in eight port terminals to Terminal Link. Among the facilities involved is the Umm Qasr Terminal in Iraq. The Terminal Link joint venture was created […]

European Forces Withdraw from Iraq

By John Lee. European countries including France, Spain and the Netherlands have reportedly announced the temporary withdrawal of troops from the anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition and NATO Training Mission in Iraq. According to Janes 360, the withdrawals follow an announcement by Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) that it had ceased training Iraqi […]