| 15 April 2024, Monday |

Russia’s Lavrov visits Baghdad to discuss bilateral relations, energy cooperation, according to an Iraqi statement

The bolstering of bilateral ties and energy cooperation will be discussed when Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrives in Baghdad on Sunday, according to a statement from the Iraqi Foreign Ministry’s spokesman.

According to a statement from Ahmed Al-Sahhaf, Lavrov will meet with his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein on Monday while leading a team that also includes representatives from the oil and gas industry.

According to Sahhaf, the visit’s main objectives are to “promote investment opportunities, particularly in the energy sectors” and to “strengthen strategic connections with Russia.”

The Russian foreign minister will also meet on Monday Iraqi top officials, including Prime Minister Mohammed al-Sudani, President Abdul Latif Rashid and parliament speaker, Sahhaf said.

  • Reuters