Russia holds talks with Iraq

May 10, 2011 at 11:22 AM
| License Photo

BAGHDAD, May 10 (UPI) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday his country is ready to strengthen its cooperation with Iraq in the area of technical military equipment.

Lavrov told a news conference during a visit to Baghdad that Russia is ready for cooperation in a number of spheres, RIA Novosti reported.

He said his visit would include discussing the possible participation of Russian companies on projects in agriculture, water management, transport and oil exploration.

The foreign minister also said he was carrying a special message to Iraq's prime minister from Russia President Dmitry Medvedev.

"Hopefully, it won't appear on Wikileaks," Lavrov joked.

Talks between Russia and Iraq will also focus on the wave of anti-government protests that has swept the Middle East and North Africa, Ria Novosti said.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Export-Import Bank ends operations as Congress failed to reauthorize
Islamic State beheads women for sorcery
Germanwings pilot Lubitz buried quietly amid investigation
Obama to expand overtime pay to millions of workers
More than 100 dead in C-130 military plane crash in Indonesia