PARIS, March 29 (Xinhuanet) -- French Prime Minister Jean Pierre Raffarin announced Tuesday that the French government has steady contacts with the Iraqi kidnappers of missing French journalist Florence Aubenas.
"We now have contacts that seem steady, which allows us to have some hope," Raffarin told French lawmakers in the National Assembly (the French parliament).
"Since the appeal we launched for the kidnappers to communicate only with official French services, those services now have reassuring information" about the missing journalist.
Aubenas, reporter of the French left-leaning Liberation newspaper, went missing with her Iraqi interpreter Hussein Hanun al-Saadi in Baghdad on Jan. 5. Enditem