Foreign Minister Meets Russian President’s Envoy to the Middle East and North Africa

The Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein has met the Russian President’s envoy to the Middle East and North Africa, Mikhail Bogdanov.

During the meeting, they reviewed the bilateral relations between Baghdad and Moscow and ways to enhance them, and open further prospects for joint cooperation in the interests of the two friendly peoples. The two sides also reviewed the overall developments throughout the region, and the need to intensify the dialogue, efforts, and cooperation to eliminate terrorism and restore security and stability to the region.

The two sides also discussed the role of Russian companies, especially the oil companies, and solving the problems they face at work, as the Foreign Minister commended the Russian companies in building and developing Iraqi infrastructure in the oil and electricity sector, in addition to the scientific and technical cooperation, referring to the importance of following up the decisions of the meetings of the Iraqi-Russian joint committee. They agreed to set a date for holding them in the upcoming months to develop the relations between the two countries in various fields.

The Minister touched on the discussions in Vienna to implement the agreements and the joint action plan and their positive repercussions on the level of regional and international relations.

On his part, Mr Mikhail Bogdanov conveyed the greetings of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Mr Sergey Lavrov to the Foreign Minister Mr Fuad Hussein, affirming his country’s interest in enhancing the bilateral relations between the two countries and willingness to cooperate in all fields, referring to his country’s keenness to coordinate and consult with Iraq continuously on various issues of common interest.