President of Baghdad university, Prof. Dr. Alaa' Abdul Hussein Abdul Rasul has received the French ambassador in Iraq Denis Gauer and his accompanying delegation. The president has welcomed the guests and has given a brief overview of the history of the University of Baghdad' colleges, the number of the undergraduate and postgraduate students, the size of the faculty members and administrative staff. The French ambassador has pointed out the good relations between the university of Baghdad and French institutions and has given his profound thanks for the warm reception. The two parties have discussed ways of strengthening academic relations and scientific cooperation. Dr. Sabah Mohammed Abbas, the director of cultural relations of the university, Prof. Abdul Kareem Mounir, director of the office of the president of the university and assistant Prof. Dr. Sawsan Faisal al-Samer, dean of the college of languages have attended the meeting.