Baghdad - INA
Today, Thursday, Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein stressed the importance of Iraqi-Russian coordination within (OPEC +).
According to a statement received by the Foreign Iraqi News Agency (INA) that "Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein, met with Russian ambassador to Baghdad, Maxim Maximov."
Maxim delivered a congratulatory message to the Minister from his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, on the occasion of his assumption of his duties as Minister of Foreign Affairs, wishing him success and success.
The two sides reviewed, according to the statement, the prospects for cooperation between the two countries in the political, economic and scientific fields.
The Foreign Minister expressed his hope for a soon meeting in Moscow; To discuss various topics of interest to the two countries, especially economic cooperation and trade, pointing out that "the current government's priorities is to rebuild the Iraqi economy, as well as the importance of coordination between Russia and Iraq and the rest of the oil-exporting countries within the formula (OPEC +)."
The statement affirmed, "The ministry is ready to overcome any obstacles facing the work of the Russian embassy, within the framework of strengthening historical relations between the two countries."
For his part, the Russian ambassador praised the high level of coordination between the two countries in the field of combating terrorism, and the work of Russian companies to build and develop Iraqi infrastructure in the oil and electricity sector, in addition to scientific and technical cooperation.
The Russian ambassador expressed his hope that the ninth session of the joint committee will be held in Moscow at the end of 2020 after the end of the Corona virus crisis, and he invited the minister as head of the Iraqi side in this committee to visit Moscow and meet Lavrov.