The First Deputy Speaker Mr. Hakim Al-Zamili received today, Sunday, February 13, 2022, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Iraq, Mr. Elbrus Kutrashev, and his entourage to discuss the latest political developments on the local and international stage, as well as developments of the Russian-Ukrainian situation.
Al-Zamli stressed the need to expand bilateral relations between the two countries at all levels, in particular security, economic, political, and cultural, in a manner that achieves the interests of both countries and friendly peoples. He also discussed the situation of Iraqi students and communities in Russia and called for a simplified process for issuing visas to them and addressing issues they might face.
For his part, Mr. Elbrus Kutrashev congratulated al-Zamili on his appointment as the First Deputy Speaker. He expressed his country’s readiness to strengthen the relationship with Iraq, make joint efforts to overcome all challenges, especially economic and security challenges, and promote the cooperation between the two countries in a way suitable for the situation in Iraq in an way befitting the history of the friendly people of the two countries
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