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22 September 201717:21

Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari

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On September 22, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq Ibrahim al-Jaafari on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

The foreign ministers exchanged views on Middle East developments, paying particular attention to the situation in Iraq in light of the steps taken by that country’s government to eliminate the hotbed of international terrorism created by ISIS.

Russia reaffirmed its unwavering support for the unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity of friendly Iraq, and for the indisputable conviction that the Iraqis should resolve all internal problems themselves.

Key aspects of Russian-Iraqi bilateral cooperation and ways to continue expanding cooperation were also discussed.

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