WORLD Iraqi FM to visit Russia next week for cooperation


Iraqi FM to visit Russia next week for cooperation

huaxia | XINHUA

07:19, October 22, 2017

MOSCOW, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari will pay a working visit to Moscow on October 23-25 to discuss the current situation in Iraq and bilateral cooperation, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Saturday.

Al-Jaafari will meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on October 23 to mainly discuss the situation in Iraq at the final stage of the operation against the Islamic State, the ministry said in a statement.

"The Russian side invariably supports the unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq," it read.

Al-Jaafari and Russian Deputy Prime Minster Dmitry Rogozin will co-chair a session of the Russian-Iraqi commission for trade, economic, scientific and technical cooperation on October 23-24, according to the statement.

During the meeting, both sides will discuss the prospect of bilateral partnerships, with a focus on the fuel and energy sector in the light of large-scale projects being implemented in Iraq by Russian oil and gas companies. Enditem

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