Russia: Lavrov praises Moscow-Baghdad ties at meeting with Iraqi counterpart

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov praised the importance the Iraqi and Russian presidents give to the «development of ties in the trade and investment spheres» while meeting with his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari in Moscow on Monday. Lavrov went on to say that Russia is «happy» that Iraq is now focusing on economic and infrastructural restoration after the country's fight against the... Еще so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). «We are in solidarity with you in these efforts,” noted Lavrov. Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari in turn assured Lavrov that «Iraq is committed to the further development of Russian-Arab relations. We look forward to further deepening and expanding economic cooperation as far as possible.» The Russian-Iraqi Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, and Scientific and Technical Cooperation is due to meet on Tuesday.

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