Russia is ready to provide Iraq with military assistance similar that it has ptovided to Syria, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and North Africa Mikhail Bogdanov stated on September 28.
According to him, the key point is the political will of Iraqi leadership to approve this assistance.
The diplomat called Iraq one of Russia’s main partners in the Middle East adding that the bilateral dialogue between Moscow and Baghdad is marked by trust.
“Our countries are bound by traditions of strong friendship and mutually beneficial cooperation. Iraq is one of Russia’s main partners in the Middle East. The sides have achieved a high level cooperation between ministries and departments. Russia and Iraq act as close partners. Of course, an important component of our bilateral relations is a rich and trustworthy political dialogue,” he said at the Iraqi embassy in Moscow.
Bogdanov also praised the technical cooepration between Iraq and Russia.