PM receives Putin's envoy and stresses the importance of expanding cooperation between Iraq and Russia

Wednesday 10th April 2019 - 19:43

PM receives Putin's envoy and stresses the importance of expanding cooperation between Iraq and Russia

 Baghdad - INA

Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi received in his official office on Wednesday the special envoy of the Russian president to the Middle East and African countries, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bagdanov, who conveyed the greetings of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and the desire of the Russian leadership to develop relations with Iraq in the political and economic fields. Military and energy, oil and gas projects.

The Prime Minister, according to a statement received by his office , the pride of Iraq and its people in relations with Russia and the status of Russia, and thanked the Russian leadership in support of Iraq and expand cooperation in all areas.

He pointed to the development of the situation in Iraq and stability and the turnout of many leaders and official delegations to Baghdad, calling for the convening of the Iraqi-Russian Council in Baghdad to expand relations and development of energy and oil and gas projects, as well as political and economic cooperation between the two friendly countries.

For his part, the Russian special envoy expressed the satisfaction of the Russian leadership to achieve security and stability and the directions of the Iraqi government towards development and economic prosperity, and the Russian Federation looked forward to further cooperation and the continued work of Russian companies and projects in Iraq.

 The prime minister received a message from Deputy Prime Minister for Security, Defense and Space Affairs Yuri Barisov, who heads the Russian side of the joint coordination council to be held in Baghdad at the end of this month.

The meeting was attended by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of prom Gaz, Alexander Dukov and several members of its Board of Directors. He reviewed the investment activities carried out by the company in Iraq ten years ago and without interruption and its desire to continue investment projects for the development of oil and gas fields. For military-technical cooperation Alexei Fronkelin, and the Russian ambassador in Baghdad.