Foreign Minister: We Discussed Prospects for Economic Cooperation and Investment Opportunities for Russian Companies Participating in Infrastructure and Reconstruction Projects
Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Fuad Hussein expressed his appreciation to the Government of Russia and its Ministry of Foreign Affairs for its supportive stance towards Iraq’s request from the Security Council to send observers to monitor the electoral process. The two sides stressed the importance of holding elections to build solid foundations for the democratic system in Iraq.
This came in a telephone conversation between Minister Fuad Hussein and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Mr. Sergey Lavrov.
They also discussed bilateral relations and the need to enhance commercial relations, with emphasis on the important role that Russian oil companies play in Iraq.
The two ministers stressed the need to prepare a broad and diversified agenda for the next meeting of the joint Iraqi-Russian committee, which will be held in Moscow next month, to produce results that serve the economic reality and expand the scope of trade exchange between the two brotherly countries.
In the context of the regional situation, the two ministers discussed the Palestinian situation and the need to support the Palestinians to reach their legitimate goals. They expressed their concern about the emergence of some internal differences amongst the Palestinians, and stressed the need to resolve these differences and unify the Palestinians.
On the other hand, the two ministers discussed the Syrian situation and the values of the Iraqi position that supports Syria’s return to its seat in the Arab League.
The two ministers reiterated the need for continuity of communication and joint action in areas of security and stability in the region.
For his part, the Russian Foreign Minister affirmed his country’s support to the Iraqi government in its efforts to restore security and stability to Iraq, and eliminate terrorism. The Russian Minister valued communication and work to solve the outstanding problems between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government, in a positive manner, as it serves stability and leads to a better coordination in the fight against ISIS terrorist.