Baghdad - INA
A Foreign Ministry statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA) said today, Sunday, that "Minister Fuad Hussein met with the Russian ambassador to Iraq, Maxim Maximov, and discussed with him the strategic and historical Iraqi-Russian relations."
Hussein stressed, according to the statement, "the importance of strengthening bilateral cooperation between Baghdad and Moscow, expressing the government's desire to strengthen Iraqi capabilities to maintain stability and confront security threats."
Hussein indicated, according to the statement, "Iraq's efforts to create new opportunities for cooperation that serve the interests of the two countries and meet the aspirations of the two friendly peoples."
The statement continued, "The Russian ambassador presented an official invitation from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation to the minister to visit Moscow and hold talks with senior officials in the country."