Russia Supports Iraq’s Efforts in Fight Against Terrorism – Lavrov
Russian authorities support Iraq's policy on countering the terrorist threat, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday during a meeting with Iraq’s Vice President Nouri Al-Maliki.
"Russia highly appreciates bilateral relations with Iraq. Baghdad is one of the most important partners of our country. We support the efforts Iraq’s leaders undertake to bring to normal the situation in the country, to eliminate the terrorist threat", Lavrov said.
According to him, it is most important that fighting terrorism continues not in isolation, but in the context of common efforts of the international community to eliminate the terrorist threat in the region.
"In this complicated time, Russia is trying to support Iraq’s efforts in restoring the security, the economy. Our aim is to develop further the cooperation", the minister resumed.