Foreign Minister Mohammad Ali al-Hakim said on Thursday that Iraq's relations with Russia, Iran and Russia are not in conflict but are a matter of strength, noting that Russia played a big role in supporting Iraq during the liberation process. 

"The minister of al-Kharija Mohammed Ali al-Hakim met today with the head of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Russian Federal Council Constantine Kosakhov in Moscow ," the Foreign Ministry's Information Office said in a statement read by Alsumaria News . "Relations between Iraq, Russia and America have become a force in the region. "He said.

He welcomed Hakim, according to the statement, "the activation of parliamentary visits between the two committees of foreign relations in the Iraqi Council of Representatives and the Federal Council of Russia," calling for "the need to strengthen economic cooperation between Baghdad and Moscow." 

"Russia has been a supporter of Iraq during the liberation process," he said, adding that "Iraq attaches great importance to neighboring countries, to be a point of convergence between countries, and is increasing investment in various sectors for the reconstruction of liberated cities." 

For his part, Kosajov said that "Russia supports Iraq in the post-urging, maintaining its unity and sovereignty, and we are ready to visit Iraq with a delegation from the Russian Federal Council," stressing that "relations between the Iraqi parliament and the Federal Council of Russia is very important, Duo on this side. "