1219 GMT October 28, 2021
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian held "thorough and confident" talks with Iraq's President Barham Salih late on Thursday, wrote Le Drian on his Twitter page.
"Following on from the Baghdad conference of August 28 and the ministerial meeting in New York on September 21, I reaffirmed the support of France for Iraq and for regional dialogue," added Le Drian on Friday, without giving further details, Reuters reported.
US, Pakistani FMs discuss way forward in Afghanistan
US Secretary of State Tony Blinken met with the Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on the sidelines of the 76th UN General Assembly and discussed the way forward in Afghanistan, stressing on the importance of the countries to work together on the issue.
A lot to focus on, starting with Afghanistan and the importance of our countries working together and going forward on Afghanistan, Blinken said during his meeting with Qureshi on Thursday in New York.
Qureshi told reporters I thought a time would come where we'd be talking beyond Afghanistan, but it seems Afghanistan is there, we can't wish it away, and we have to find a way of collectively working to achieve our common objective, which is peace and stability.
Lavrov, Faisal discuss latest developments, bilateral ties
Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan met with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries, and ways to support and enhance them in various fields, saudigazette.com.sa reported.
They also exchanged views on the latest developments in the region and the world.