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Baghdad, Moscow sign cooperation agreements

BAGHDAD, Feb 12 (KUNA) -- Iraq and Russia signed a number of agreements to boost ties within the economic, commercial, investment, as well as oil and energy domains, said a statement by the Foreign Ministry Friday.
The statement said that Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jafari and Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Dmitry Rogozin headed a meeting for the Iraqi-Russian committee which was attended by 180 officials from both sides.
The two countries expressed willingness to further boost commercial exchange through mutual investments and economic deals, said the Iraqi Foreign Minister, adding Iraq and Russia also focused on enabling Russian companies to increase their involvement in the Iraqi oil and natural gas industries to achieve results that would be beneficial for both nations.
On his part, Rogozin affirmed that Moscow was eager to help Iraq within the security domain, stressing that finding a solution to the challenges posed by terrorism will have its positive effects on the future of bilateral ties.
He suggested that the upcoming meeting for the committee should be held in the city of Mosul once it's under full control of the Iraqi government. (end) ahh.gta