The Iraqi Minister of Defense Thabet Mohammad Al-Abbasi received the French Chargé d'Affaires to Iraq Jean-Christophe Paris and his accompanying delegation on 21/8/2023.
During the meeting, Al-Abbasi and Paris discussed the Rafale fighter file.
Tactical Report sheds light on the discussions, including:
- The concerns shared by Paris regarding the Rafale file
- Al-Abbasi’s reaction to these concerns
- PM Al-Sudani’s views on the French support to conclude a deal
The report also mentions two meetings that took place between advisors at the Iraqi MOD and the French Ministry of Armed Forces following the French Minister of the Armed Forces Sebastien Lecornu's visit to Baghdad.