January 14, 2019 / 2:41 PM / 2 days ago

France agrees 1 billion euro loan to Iraq for reconstruction - Le Drian

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian gestures during a joint news conference with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, in Amman, Jordan, January 13, 2019. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - France has agreed to loan Iraq 1 billion euros to help reconstruction of areas devastated by conflict in recent years, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday.

Le Drian made a statement to reporters after meeting his Iraqi counterpart Mohammed al-Hakim in Baghdad.

Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed; Editing by Alison Williams

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