The Deputy Speaker of the Council of Representatives discusses with the Russian ambassador the developments of the political situation in the Iraqi arena, and the means to enhance joint cooperation between the two friendly countries.

Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, Dr. Shakhwan Abdullah Ahmed, received in his official office in Baghdad today, Monday 5/9/2022, the Russian Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Elbrus Kutrashev and the accompanying delegation from the embassy staff. During the meeting, topics and issues of common interest were discussed, including the latest developments of the political situation in the Iraqi arena and the call for calm and dialogue between the parties of the political process.

Deputy Speaker of the Council, during his speech, stressed that Iraq is keen to continue strengthening bilateral relations and joint cooperation between Baghdad and Moscow, especially there are joint economic interests and cultural and historical ties between the two friendly countries, Sovereignty hoped that the conflict would be resolved and the war between Russia and Ukraine ended, as it had significantly affected the world economy and increased prices for basic foodstuffs.

Kutrashev, for his part, indicated that Russia’s people and government support the stability of Iraq and hope that dialogues and understandings between national forces and parties and partners in the political process will continue, supporting endeavours and efforts aimed at calming the situation throughout the country and returning to the dialogue table to solve problems and crises.

Media Office of the Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives
Monday 5 September 2022