INA – BAGHDAD
President Barham Salih highlighted the need to boost strategic partnership between Iraq and the Russian Federation as well as to elevate bilateral relations in the interest of common interests.
This came during his meeting with the Russian President's Special Envoy to Syria Alexander Lavrentiev and his accompanying delegation in Baghdad on Tuesday.
The President indicated the importance of enhancing the bonds of friendship and expanding cooperation between the two countries in the political, military, economic, oil and energy fields thus to serve the interests of the two friendly peoples.
Salih valued Russia's role in the fight against terrorism and its support for Iraq.
The President stressed on ending the suffering of the Syrian people and empowering them for a political solution based on confronting terrorism and respecting their will in a free and dignified life.
For his Part, Lavrentiev conveyed the Russian President Vladimir Putin’s greetings to President Barham Salih, and reiterated his country's support for the Iraqi people as well as Russia’s willingness to develop friendly relations with them.
During the meeting, they conferred about developments in the region, and confirmed the need to adopt a positive and frank dialogue among all parties in order to resolve crises in a way that ensures the region’s stability and prosperity and achieves the aspirations of its peoples.