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Steinmeier to meet Iraqi Prime Minister and view the exhibition “Babylon. Myth and Truth”

22.07.2008 - Press release

Wednesday 23 July, Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will meet Nouri Al-Maliki, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq, who is currently in Berlin.

The talks will be held after an exchange of views with Hoshyar Zebari, the Iraqi Foreign Minister. Both meetings will focus on the current situation in Iraq and the region, as well as the future shape of German-Iraqi relations. During a telephone call to Foreign Minister Zebari yesterday, Federal Minister Steinmeier announced that Germany intends to open a Consulate-General in the northern Iraqi town of Arbil by the beginning of next year.

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