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

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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   -   Copyright  MUHAMMAD HAMED(Reuters)
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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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