Moscow - INA
Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammad Ali al-Hakim said that Iraq and Russia have strong and diplomatic ties dating back more than 75 years.
The meetings held in Moscow dealt with bilateral relations and international relations and the signing of a number of memorandums of understanding and joint programs between the two countries, Hakim told a joint news conference with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow. Official to his Russian counterpart to visit Baghdad, praising the position of the Russian government in support of Iraq to confront him calling the terrorist.
For his part, said the Russian foreign minister that Moscow is satisfied with the situation in Iraq after the elimination of the preacher and Russia's readiness to cooperate with Iraq to eliminate these gangs once and for all, noting to match views with Iraq on common issues and respect for international legitimacy and emphasis on the Russian position on the Syrian issue And the implications of the withdrawal of US troops from Syria.
Dr. Barham Salih received at the Peace Palace in Baghdad the President of the US Central Command General Joseph Leonard Votel and his accompanying delegation.
The chief of staff of the army, General Othman al-Ghanmi, received the commander of the coalition forces in the Middle East and the accompanying delegation.
The Prime Minister stressed the need to increase electricity production and stability during the coming summer and to fulfill the ministry's commitments to improve the electrical system.
Members of the Iraqi parliamentary delegation participate in the meetings of the permanent parliamentary committees in the Arab parliament on Monday.
Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi received on Thursday the head of Kurdistan Regional Government Nijervan Barzani.