France Makes First Official Visit to Iraq

Throw out the “freedom fries”…

… There’s a new French Chef in town.

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner made the country’s first official visit to Iraq since the start of the war in 2003.
The BBC reported:

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner has arrived in the Iraqi capital Baghdad for a visit at the invitation of the country’s president.
The visit marks the first time a French minister has been to Iraq since it opposed the US-led invasion in 2003.

The election in May of Nicolas Sarkozy as French president brought a big improvement in relations with the US.

The French Foreign Ministry said Mr Kouchner was in the country to express a “message of solidarity”.

The ministry’s statement said: “At the invitation of Mr. Jalal Talabani, president of Iraq, the foreign minister has just begun an official visit to Baghdad.

No Pasaran! has the hopeful comments comments by the Foreign Minister- via Instapundit.

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