On Thursday, Iraq and Russia discussed bilateral relations and ways to enhance them, as well as a number of regional and international files of common interest.
This came during a call received by Iraqi Prime Minister Muhammad Shia’ al-Sudani from Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the official Iraqi News Agency.
The agency quoted Al-Sudani as confirming, during the call, “the Iraqi government’s keenness to maintain relations with Russia in various fields.”
Al-Sudani added that his government “is pursuing a policy of openness and cooperation with Iraq’s regional and international environment in its foreign relations.”
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The agency indicated, “During the call, they discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries, and ways to enhance them, as well as a number of regional and international files of common interest.”
The agency quoted Putin as congratulating Al-Sudani on the formation of the government, expressing his “wishes for the success of its tasks.”
Putin stressed, according to the agency, “Russia’s keenness to develop the relationship with Iraq, and the desire to develop it and open horizons for mutual cooperation.”