Deputy Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Monday discussed with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov the latest political and security developments in Iraq and the region and the progress of bilateral relations in ways that serve the interests of the two friendly peoples.
Maliki said during the meeting, according to a statement of his office received the agency of all Iraq [where] a copy of it, “Iraq is looking to find a state of balance in its international relations, and has the desire to establish strong and solid relations with the Russian Federation, especially today we are on the threshold of a new stage, Terrorist organizations and the launching of the process of construction and reconstruction of liberated cities and the return of displaced people. ”
“There is great interest in cooperation with Russia in various fields, especially in the fields of energy, oil, trade, reconstruction and military and technical cooperation,” he said.
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The region faces serious challenges as the phenomenon of terrorism and the expansion of the criminal activities of extremist groups are among the most serious challenges. The Arab-Arab dispute and the mutual accusations between Qatar and Saudi Arabia about supporting terrorism and extremist organizations, Saudi Arabia] and their involvement in the hotbeds of stringing taking place in the region. ” He praised the positions of the Russian Federation in support of Iraq and its issues in international forums and in its war against terrorism,” calling for “revitalization of bilateral cooperation between the two countries more to fight terrorism in the region, considering that the two countries What goals of the terrorists and those who stand behind them. ”
For his part, the Russian Foreign Minister expressed his country’s continued development of cooperation with Iraq, and said we aim to develop and expand cooperation and partnership, which is rooted in the years, “noting that”