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Putin, Merkel greet Abdul Mahdi over forming new cabinet

Adil Abdul Mahdi
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi received on Thursday cables from Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to greet him on forming the new cabinet.

In his cable, the Russian president asserted his country's keenness on promoting relations between the two friendly countries and continuing its support of Iraq, a statement by the prime minister's office said.

Putin as well confirmed that Moscow is keen to continue joint cooperation with Baghdad to serve the interests of both countries.

For her part, Merkel stressed that Germany continues its close partnership with Iraq, affirming Berlin's readiness to offer further support to Baghdad in the coming period.