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"As Iraq was undergoing a complex process of forming a new government, Russia was watching closely, and now that the election cycles in both countries have ended, Moscow hopes that the two countries can consolidate their relations."
Mamidov explained that a new political reality was formed during the term of Prime Minister Haider Abadi, as the peaceful transfer of power through the elections to strengthen the trend towards stability in Iraq. Under these circumstances, Moscow and Baghdad have serious potential to develop further cooperation.
On October 4, officers from Russia, Iran, Iraq and Syria celebrated the third anniversary of the launch of the Baghdad Coordination and Information Center, which was set up to exchange information and resolve specific coordination problems in the war against the Da'ash organization. Mikhail Bogdanov, The Middle East and North Africa, to the possibility of establishing a comprehensive security system in Iraq and the training of military contingents. He also did not rule out the possibility of Russia's deployment of troops in Iraq, if approved by Baghdad.
"Could the military-technical aspect of cooperation with Baghdad become a priority for Moscow?" He asked. "This question can be answered in part if we look closely at the figure of Russian Deputy Prime Minister and head of the Russian side of the Iraqi-Russian Joint Commission Yuri Borisov, who is less famous than the Russian politicians who preceded him, but he was a former deputy defense minister with a background Technocratic in both education and professional life, and is the most appropriate person to promote scientific and technical cooperation between Russia and Iraq. "
Moscow was preparing to turn events in Iraq after the elections. Despite the election of Barham Salih, a pro-US politician, Moscow continues to maintain and develop relations in Iraq. For example, Mohamed Halboussi, speaker of Iran's new pro-Iranian parliament, met with Russian Ambassador Maxim Maximov and received an invitation from his Russian counterpart Vyacheslav Volodin to visit Moscow soon, which is supposed to strengthen relations between the two countries.
Iraqi leaders realize that to maintain stability, they must show Americans and Iranians that Baghdad may always resort to Moscow as a reserve partner. According to the author, who explained that although Russia's capabilities are limited compared to the capabilities of the United States or Iran, Has the experience and skills in the sectors needed by Iraq, which is not limited to cooperation in the field of energy and security only, although the possibilities in these areas are already large and Moscow on an equal footing with other leading countries, but Russia is able to provide support in the supply of electricity E and water, a weak point in the Iraqi economy, and Russian companies can find new opportunities regarding the opening of Iraq's border with Syria crossing and ensuring the safety of the highway between Baghdad and Damascus.
The writer believes that strengthening relations between Iraq and Syria will help stabilize the Middle East in general, and Moscow considers this process a positive regional trend