Foreign Ministry Senior Undersecretary Meets Russian Ambassador to Iraq

The Foreign Ministry Senior Undersecretary, Mr. Nizar Al-Khairallah met with the Russian Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Maksim Maksimov, on Thursday 02/11/2021, and during the meeting, they exchanged views on various international and regional issues of concern to the two countries.

The Russian Ambassador delivered an official invitation to Iraq to participate as an observer in the fifteenth (Astana Format) conference to be held in the Russian city of Sochi for the period 16-17/2/2021, which will discuss developments in the security, political and humanitarian situation in Syria, and the two sides emphasized during the meeting the convergence of views on Iraqi and Russian approach to ways to solve the Syrian crisis and the need to find a political solution by re-building bridges of confidence between Syrians of various orientations and without external interference.
The meeting also dealt with the issue of Iraqi students studying in Russian educational institutions, and the possibility of excluding them from the ban imposed on foreigners entering Russian lands due to the Corona virus pandemic, as well as the issue of Iraq obtaining the Russian vaccine (Sputnik V) for Corona virus.