Russian President Dmitry Medvedev after receiving credentials from Iraqi envoy Faiq Fariq Abdel Aziz© POOL
Russia is ready to strengthen cooperation with Iraq, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday.
"Our country is interested in restoring dialogue and developing full-fledged cooperation with Iraq," Medvedev said in his speech after receiving credentials from 13 new ambassadors to Russia, including Iraqi envoy Faiq Fariq Abdel Aziz, during a ceremony at the Grand Kremlin Palace.
"We stand for the strengthening of Iraq's unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity, and for the establishment of a democratic and prosperous state there," the Russian president said.
MOSCOW, October 18 (RIA Novosti)
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Any anti-ISIL operation in Iraq cannot be effective unless the Islamic State is attacked in Syria. But the final statement of the Paris Conference did not mention Syria as a precaution against disunity in the coalition and with due regard for the Russian position. Professor of the Chair of Modern East Department of History, Political Science and Law in RSUH