Iraq formally calls on Russia for military cooperation and opens the door to investment in all fields
The Iraqi government is following the advice of Iran in the direction to coordinate cooperation with Russia to gradually emerge from the American abaya.
The latest stages of rapprochement so far, confirmed by Foreign Minister Mohammad Ali al-Hakim, that the year 2019 will see the signing of several memorandums of understanding and joint programs between Iraq and Russia, in the fields of energy, trade, education, agriculture and culture.
The agreement with his Russian counterpart stressed the need for continued cooperation and coordination in the United Nations and international forums, as well as to discuss the situation in the Middle East and means of joint cooperation to reduce tension and spare the region more conflicts. In the face of American threats.
According to a statement of the Iraqi Foreign Ministry, Hakim on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 invited his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, during a meeting with him in Moscow to visit Iraq on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the start of diplomatic relations between the two countries, stressing the activities of cultural and political cooperation and coordination with the embassy Russian Embassy in Baghdad and the Iraqi Embassy in Moscow.
The meeting of the Iraqi Foreign Minister and his Russian counterpart also discussed the importance of strategic military cooperation in the coming period, with preparations for the eighth session of the Iraqi-Russian Joint Committee in Baghdad in mid-May, as well as the meetings of the 4 technical teams emanating from them on investment, Energy and industry.
The Iraqi Foreign Minister also called on Russian companies to enter strongly to Iraq to invest in various areas, stressing the readiness of the Iraqi government to provide facilities, and to provide the appropriate conditions, and the investment environment conducive to work. Source