25/7/2017 12:00 am
Moscow / follow-up morning
Deputy President of the Republic Nuri al-Maliki on the need to activate cooperation between Moscow and Baghdad in the fight against terrorism in the Middle East ,.
Maliki stressed during his meeting in Moscow on Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, that Iraq is interested in developing cooperation with Russia in the field of military technology and in the energy industry to create a balance in the region, while Lavrov said that his country continues to develop distinguished relations with Iraq and that Moscow supports Iraqi
reconstruction efforts .
Maliki said during a meeting with Lavrov in Moscow within his four-day official visit: "We need to strengthen our cooperation in the fight against terrorism and confront the challenges in the region. We believe that our two countries are seen as the target of the terrorists and those who are behind them," Maliki said. "The progress we have made in the fight against terrorism has allowed us to talk about starting Iraq is likely to face new challenges in the political arena, due to external interference in the affairs of the region, as well as some actions and actions that threaten the unity of Iraq and the Iraqi people ».
For his part, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Russia is continuing to develop cooperation with Iraq, Lavrov said: "We aim to develop and expand cooperation and partnership with Iraq, which is rooted in the second half of the last century," he said, adding that Russia is seeking to strengthen the Iraqi leadership's efforts to rebuild the economy. "Our companies will increase the effectiveness of their cooperation with Iraqi partners. Will support your counter-terrorism efforts. "
Lavrov also stressed Russia's solidarity with the efforts of the Iraqi government to normalize the situation in the country, especially in the area of eliminating the terrorist threat. "It is important that this conflict takes place in the framework of joint efforts to eliminate terrorism in the whole region, including Iraq, , Yemen and other countries
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