[size=36]Details of Saleh's meeting with the Russian Deputy Prime Minister[/size]
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A presidential statement revealed, on Thursday, the details of the meeting of the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, with the Vice President of the Russian Government.
"The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, received today, at the Baghdad Palace, Vice President of the Government of the Russian Federation, head of the Russian side in the Iraqi-Russian Joint Committee, Yuri Borisov," the statement said.
The statement added, "Yuri Borisov conveyed the greetings of Russian President Vladimir Putin to President Barham Salih, while the President of the Republic Borisov conveyed his greetings to President Putin, and during the meeting they discussed relations between the two friendly countries and ways to develop them in all fields, and the importance of strengthening cooperation in the field of security and defense." ".
He stated, "The two sides reviewed commercial, economic and cultural cooperation in a way that achieves the common interests of the two friendly peoples. The work of the Iraqi-Russian Joint Committee and the need for joint efforts to make its decisions succeed by following up on the signing of the agreements reached, were also discussed in the regional developments."
During the meeting, President Barham Salih stressed that "the region faces several challenges, and work and coordination should be made to overcome differences and reduce imbalances and tensions through dialogue," noting that "the Iraqi openness to its regional environment aims to consecrate security and stability."
He stressed that "the stability, security and sovereignty of Iraq is an integral part of the security and peace of the region, and an important factor towards strengthening economic and commercial cooperation and supporting development opportunities."
For his part, Yuri Borisov affirmed his country's support for "the stability and sovereignty of Iraq, its efforts in combating terrorism and establishing security, and Russia's aspiration to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries at all levels."