February 27 2018 09:52 p
Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said on Tuesday that Iraq is seeking to increase the volume of cooperation with Russia in the field of gas and military equipment, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said he will visit Iraq in the coming period after the agreement on the new headquarters of the Russian Embassy in Baghdad.
Jaafari's office said in a statement that "Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow," noting that "during the meeting reviewed the progress of bilateral relations between Baghdad and Moscow, and ways to deepen cooperation in all areas."
Pointing out that "the Iraqi-Russian relations have witnessed remarkable development in the past period, and achieved achievements at the level of the interests of the two countries, investment opportunities for Russian companies are wide, and open to work in Iraq."
The statement added: "We seek to increase the volume of cooperation in the field of gas, military equipment," pointing out that "Iraq is keen on continuing security coordination and information exchange to reduce the spread of terrorist cells."
Jaafari noted that "the need to hold the eighth session of the Iraqi-Russian High Joint Committee in Baghdad," calling Lavrov to "visit Baghdad in the framework of strengthening bilateral relations between Baghdad and Moscow."
He thanked "the training of 90 diplomatic staff, and the exchange of diplomatic experience between the two countries," explaining that "Iraq seeks to mobilize international support, and stand by friendly countries to his side in the reconstruction of the infrastructure of Iraqi cities."
On the same level, Lavrov said that "holding regular meetings of the Joint Commission is evidence of the interest of President Vladimir Putin and the Russian government in cooperation with Iraq in various fields, including economic, and strengthening the defense force and military equipment," expressing his "support for the Iraqi government in its efforts to restore security and stability to Iraq, we are very happy for the efforts to rebuild, build after achieving great victories against terrorism, stand by the unity, the sovereignty of Iraq. "
Stressing that "Russia participated actively and at a high level in the Kuwait International Conference for the reconstruction of Iraq through the leadership of the delegation by the Vice-President of the Russian government, and Russian companies major," expressing his country's welcome to "visit Iraqi delegations from various ministries; A significant impact in opening new horizons for cooperation. "
"I will visit Iraq in the coming period after agreeing on the new headquarters of the Russian Embassy in Baghdad, and we will do everything in the interest of both countries," he said.
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