Iraq PM Al-Kadhimi arrives in the UK

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi arrived in the UK on Wednesday as part of a Europe tour to meet key leaders in the region. 

The prime minister’s office announced his arrival through the official twitter handle.

Prior to his UK trip, Al-Kadhimi had meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. 

During these visits, Al-Kadhimi discussed Iraq’s main challenges such as the fight against terrorism and the interference of foreign powers in its internal affairs.

Kadhimi, who was appointed prime minister in May, has roots in the UK, according to Arab News. He fled Iraq in the 1980s headed to Iran, and then he stayed for a short period in Germany, before settling for many years in the UK and obtaining British citizenship. 

Britain too is a part of a US-led international coalition tasked with helping Iraqi security forces in the fight against Daesh. The US-led coalition also provides military equipment and training for Iraqi forces.

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